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Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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CYCLISTS can get their bikes security tagged at a free event.

Officers from Portsmouth’s City Centre Unit are offering owners the chance to get their bikes marked with a unique code that will help police re-unite them with their rightful owners if they are stolen.

Cyclists are also urged to ensure their bikes are kept locked when they are not being used and use purpose-built bike racks or sheds or garages to store them.

And officers are encouraging owners to write down the make, model and frame number as well as taking a picture of themselves with their bike to help them prove they are the rightful owner if it is stolen.

Police are to hold the event near the fountain in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, from 10am to 4pm on March 9.