Queen Elizabeth Takes The Train; World Freaks Out
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Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, or the Queen if you are pressed for time, took the train.
Now this isn’t the start of the latest children’s book to tout local public infrastructure. Rather, it’s about famous royalty doing something very cool and very normal and becoming all the more renowned for it.
The Telegraph reports locals taking the commuter train from Norfolk to London’s Kings Cross station in London were joined by a beloved monarch recently.
The report states that the journey took an hour and 40 minutes and would normally run about £54.90 for the first-class ticket, which is nearly $80.
This same person that holds the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London is taking an everyday commuter train, instantly raising the cool points of your own respective train rides.
And the world, well, it was impressed:
Kate's £3,000 helicopter trip on taxpayer... as Queen goes on £54 train https://t.co/7l3ckhyAV0— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) February 8, 2016
Little did we know that the queen was in serious sartorial risk:
Never change, People Magazine.
And, as you see above, some were quick to make a big deal that while the Queen took the train the Duchess of Cambridge arrived back to London by that more modern contraption known as the helicopter at a reported rate of £3,000.
The crazy thing about this story is this is hardly the first time Queen Elizabeth has opted for far less royal transportation.
There is even this grainy video that shows what a queen boarding a train looks like:
You didn’t think you would have your mind blown when you woke up this morning, did you?
Essentially, the good Queen is the kind that enjoys a folksier trip back home. Heck, we imagine the 89-year-old holds bridge tournaments on the train as well.
If you are in the London area and find yourself on the train, tell the Queen we said hi.
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