Rail enthusiast buys 1970s train that once carried Queen Elizabeth II to Kirkby for £1 to save it from the scrapyard

Robert Hampton, 41, now hopes to raise £10,000 to move the Merseyrail Class 507 train to a museum after it gets retired within the next 12 months.

Rail enthusiast buys 1970s train that once carried Queen Elizabeth II to Kirby for £1 to save it from the scrapyard

Robert Hampton, 41, now hopes to raise £10,000 to move the Merseyrail Class 507 train to a museum after it gets retired within the next 12 months.

She was born to a fat duchess on this day in 1867, but Queen Mary (who had a soft spot for pigs) went on to be one of Britain's greatest consorts and gave birth to TWO kings

On this day in 1867, Mary of Teck arrived into the world at Kensington Palace, with Queen Victoria describing her as a 'very fine child'.

Prince Andrew is seen riding his horse at Windsor - after King Charles revealed plans to cancel royal events that could 'distract' from the general election

Prince Andrew was spotted on a horse ride around Windsor Castle just a day after King Charles III postponed several engagements due to the election.

Japan state visit to UK 'under threat' as King Charles plans to cancel any royal events that could 'divert or distract' from the election campaign - as expert claims monarch is 'emphasising his role above party politics'

Buckingham Palace revealed King Charles and Queen Camilla sent their 'sincere apologies' to those affected, after the monarch agreed to Rishi Sunak 's request to dissolve Parliament for an election.

Artist who painted quirky Kate Middleton portrait explains the process behind the work after fans slammed 'dreadful' piece that looks 'nothing like the Princess of Wales'

British-Zambian artist Hannah Uzor created the quirky painting for the cover of Tatler's July issue. The controversial artwork was inspired by her Kate's state banquet of the King's reign.

The return of hot podium guy! Social media users go wild over the man who melted hearts with his 'sexy' Downing Street swagger as he returns to lectern setting up duties

While many are eagerly waiting for any information on the prospect of an early election, for others the potential return of a long-missed No 10 staffer was the main focus.

Quirky portrait of Kate Middleton on Tatler's July cover is branded 'dreadful' and 'nothing like the Princess of Wales' by royal fans who say the artist 'should've gone to Specsavers'

The cover of the British society bible's July issue is dominated by the painting, which was inspired by the mother-of-three's first state banquet of the King's reign and created by artist Hannah Uzor.

Anne Robinson, 79, reveals she has 'given away' her £50million fortune to her family to save it from the taxman after she dies

After decades in the industry, she's thought to have amassed a sizable £50 million fortune.

How the Chelsea Flower Show has always been a VERY royal affair: Pictures reveal Queen Elizabeth looking a dream in green, Kate dazzling in pink and lots of flower sniffing

The magnificent annual display of Britain's gardening prowess has long been a fixture on the royal calendar. Above: Queen Elizabeth II attending in 2004, Charles and Camilla last year.

Fury at King's plan to charge locals £16 entry fee to visit Windsor Castle for the first time in 200 years

From June 1 the 31,500 residents of Windsor and Maidenhead have been told they can no longer visit the royal castle on their doorstep free and must pay 50 per cent of the gate charge.

Arise, King of Compost! Charles can't contain his excitement as he gets new name from group of schoolchildren at Chelsea Flower Show - while Camilla is dubbed 'Queen of Bees'

 The King looked delighted to be back in action today as he visited a garden designed by children at Chelsea Flower Show.

King Charles and Queen Camilla attend Chelsea Flower Show as monarch continues his return to royal duties while having cancer treatment

 The King looked delighted to be back in action today as he visited a garden designed by children at Chelsea Flower Show.

What's really going on in Queen Letizia's marriage? 20th anniversary of her wedding to King Felipe is marred by ex brother-in-law who continues to claim they had an affair - and is planning a TV series to share the 'truth'

King Felipe, 56, and Queen Letizia of Spain, 51, will mark their significant milestone on 22 May, and have already shared sweet family photographs alongside their daughters.

Lady Amelia Windsor visits Chelsea Flower Show to unveil her first ever floral display and looks stunning in a gingham dress

The royal, 28, is King Charles 's second cousin once removed and 43rd in line to the throne as the granddaughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.

Chelsea Flower Show kicks off in style with an appearance by Lady Diana's twin nieces ahead of King and Queen's visit this evening

Princess Diana 's twin nieces, 31, who grew up in South Africa , opted for co-ordinating blue midi dresses for annual event in the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Meghan Markle's £100,000 wedding dress that the Queen thought was 'too white' - as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate sixth anniversary

The anticipation in the days leading up to the iconic nuptials six years ago today was high and rumours were rife regarding who Meghan would wear down the aisle at St George's Chapel.

Prince Edward 'forever grateful' for 'overwhelming' and 'touching' support from royal chaplains after death of late Queen - as he recalls 'emotional' months

Prince Edward, 60, opened up about the death of Queen Elizabeth II while deputising for his brother King Charles as Lord High Commissioner at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN: What that royal photograph DOESN'T show us about the reality of motherhood...

The photograph of four royal mothers shows an idealised version of maternity. All in white, the late Queen, Princesses Margaret and Alexandra and the Duchess of Kent, cradle their babies.

Anne Robinson reveals she's dating Queen Camilla's ex-husband Andrew Parker-Bowles as she remarks: 'Yes. Full stop. Mind your own business'

Unconfirmed reports at the end of last year suggested Anne Robinson the former Weakest Link host, 79, and Andrew Parker-Bowles the retired cavalry officer, 84, were dating.

Anne Robinson reveals she's dating Queen Camilla's ex-husband Andrew Parker-Bowles - as TV presenter's pal says the 'Queen of Mean's' romance 'beats any storyline The Crown could come up with'

Unconfirmed reports at the end of last year suggested Anne Robinson the former Weakest Link host, 79, and Andrew Parker-Bowles the retired cavalry officer, 84, were dating.