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Wootton Bassett given Royal prefix

Wootton Bassett will be officially re-named with the prefix "Royal" later by the Princess Royal.

The Wiltshire town will be granted Letters Patent in honour
of its role in the repatriation of British military personnel killed in

Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the re-naming ceremony.

Wootton Bassett gained worldwide fame as its residents stood
in quiet respect for fallen servicemen whose bodies were driven through
the town.

The decision to rename it Royal Wootton Bassett was taken by
the Queen following a petition from the Prime Minister David Cameron.


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