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12 photos of the Queen using public transport, from buses to the London Underground

Mikhaila Friel,Armani Syed   

12 photos of the Queen using public transport, from buses to the London Underground
Queen Elizabeth II using an Oyster card machine as she attends the Elizabeth line's official opening at Paddington Station.Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images
  • Despite being the United Kingdom's monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has traveled via public transport.
  • On Tuesday, she visited the Elizabeth line, London's new Crossrail service that's named after her.

Queen Elizabeth may be the monarch of the United Kingdom, but that doesn't mean she won't take the bus like a regular citizen.

Queen Elizabeth may be the monarch of the United Kingdom, but that doesn
The Queen traveling on a bus in Cambridge, England.      Mark Cuthbert/ Getty Images

She traveled by bus to an engagement at the Medical Research Council in Cambridge back in 2013.

She traveled by bus to an engagement at the Medical Research Council in Cambridge back in 2013.
The Queen took the bus to a royal engagement in 2013.      Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

She's also partial to the London Underground.

She
The Queen outside Baker Street Tube station in London.      Danny E. Martindale/ Getty Images

Her Majesty visited Baker Street Tube station in 2013 to mark London Underground's 150th anniversary.

Her Majesty visited Baker Street Tube station in 2013 to mark London Underground
The Queen takes the stairs at Baker Street station.      Chris Radburn/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images

She used the Victoria Line after its official opening in 1969.

She used the Victoria Line after its official opening in 1969.
The Queen traveling on the Victoria Line in 1969.      Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

She also traveled by Tube from Baker Street while marking the 150th anniversary of the London Underground's first opening.

She also traveled by Tube from Baker Street while marking the 150th anniversary of the London Underground
The Queen on the Tube at Baker Street station in 2013.      Chris Radburn/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images

Both the Queen and Prince Philip have been known to travel by train over the years.

Both the Queen and Prince Philip have been known to travel by train over the years.
The Queen and Prince Philip.      George Freston/Fox Photos/Getty Images

The couple was accompanied by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on a service from London to Tweedbank in 2015.

The couple was accompanied by Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon with the Queen and Prince Philip.      Andrew Milligan/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images

The Queen has been known to even bring her pet corgis along every now and again.

The Queen has been known to even bring her pet corgis along every now and again.
The Queen leaves a train with her corgis.      Jim Gray/ Getty Images

Meghan Markle also got to experience what it was like to travel with the Queen. In 2018, they took an overnight train to Cheshire before attending their first joint engagement together the next morning.

Meghan Markle also got to experience what it was like to travel with the Queen. In 2018, they took an overnight train to Cheshire before attending their first joint engagement together the next morning.
The Queen and Meghan Markle.      Peter Byrne/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images

The Queen and Prince Philip traveled by steam train from Coleraine Railway Station to Bellarena Railway Station, Northern Ireland, in June 2016.

The Queen and Prince Philip traveled by steam train from Coleraine Railway Station to Bellarena Railway Station, Northern Ireland, in June 2016.
The Queen and Prince Philip on their way to Bellarena Railway Station on June 28, 2016.      Arthur Edwards/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images

To mark the opening of the Elizabeth Line, London's high-speed Crossrail named after the monarch, she learned how to add money to an Oyster travel card at London's Paddington station.

To mark the opening of the Elizabeth Line, London
Queen Elizabeth II using an Oyster card machine as she attends the Elizabeth line's official opening at Paddington Station.      Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images

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