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There's a reason the royal train is described as Buckingham Palace on wheels. After all, it was designed back in 1842 in the era of Queen Victoria to serve as a royal residence when members of the family were away on tour.

For almost two centuries, this form of transportation has had a reputation of being high class and high tech - and we can see why.

Today, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has joined the Queen on their first joint engagement to open the Mersey Gateway Bridge, having spent the night on the luxury royal train before arriving in Cheshire on Thursday morning. See what makes this royal train so special...