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HM The Queen and other members of the Royal Family gathered at Runnymede on 15 June 2015 to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, one of the most significant documents in history. Its influence, as a cornerstone of fundamental liberties, is felt all around the world in numerous countries' constitutions and political traditions.
The Magna Carta memorial was the backdrop to a ceremony to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta at Runnymede near Windsor on 15 June 2015. HM The Queen led commemorations on the meadow, where her distant predecessor King John sealed Magna Carta, the document that laid the foundation for parliamentary democracy in the West, on 15 June 1215. Photo: Chris Christodoulou
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