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Royal Borough Status

Royal Borough Status

To mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012, the London Borough of Greenwich has been granted ‘Royal Status’.

In 2012, to coincide with The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Greenwich will become a Royal Borough.

This prestigious status has been granted to Greenwich by the Queen, with ministerial advice.

Although ‘Royal Status’ does not provide Greenwich with any additional powers, resources or funding, it is a very special honour to be bestowed upon an area.   There are only three other places in England credited with ‘Royal Borough Status’ – these are Kensington and Chelsea, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Kingston-upon-Thames.

It is purported that Greenwich has been chosen in recognition of its global significance as the home of the Prime Meridian, Greenwich Mean Time.  Greenwich is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the area has a long-standing and historical association with the Royal Family.

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