Today The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall marked the 20th anniversary of Transport for London (TfL).
Their Royal Highnesses rode on a new electric London bus from Clarence House to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden - and Their Royal Highnesses even had their own bus stop sign!
The Prince and The Duchess were hosted on the bus by TfL’s Commissioner for Transport, Mike Brown, and joining them on the upper deck of the bus were local school children participating in TfL’s STARs scheme. The programme aims to inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.
Arriving at the London Transport Museum, Their Royal Highnesses were greeted by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and TfL staff and apprentices. The Prince and The Duchess toured the museum, which tells the story of London and the important role transport has played in shaping the city.
Before departing, personalised TfL plaques were presented to Their Royal Highnesses and The Prince said a few words, telling guests:
I just wanted to say what an enormous pleasure it is to have this brief opportunity to come and visit you all this afternoon and also to have travelled in a very smart, electric, highly sustainable bus, which reached here happy and safely.”