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Thursday
Nov072013

Royal Commuters: Prince William, Kate Middleton Ride the Bus

Paul Lewis - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The world’s most popular royal couple became the most popular royal commuters Thursday.

Prince William and Kate Middleton hopped on a double-decker bus from Kensington Palace to a London train station, where they greeted veterans selling poppies ahead of Remembrance Day Sunday, a holiday to honor fallen heroes of war in the U.K.

Before their bus ride, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with volunteers and staff from the Royal British Legion. Two thousand members of the armed forces and volunteers hit the streets and subways Thursday to raise 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) in a day for charities benefiting service men and women and their families.

The bus ride was just one of the many activities to mark Poppy Day. Prince Harry and Prince Philip laid wreaths in honor of fallen soldiers in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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