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Prince Harry spoke with a young boy about trains during his visit to Edinburgh.
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Queen backs plan to cut plastic use at Buckingham Palace

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The Queen is backing efforts to reduce single-use plastics on royal estates.

Glass bottles will replace plastic equivalents in meetings and on-site cafes while non-biodegradable food packaging and plastic straws are also set to be phased out.

The new measures will affect Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

A palace spokesperson said the Royal Household was "committed to reducing its environmental impact".

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