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Today at Buckingham Palace

You may have noticed that our presenters weren't in their usual cosy studio setting today. That's because we were lucky enough to take over Buckingham Palace for a sneak peek at the Queen's wardrobe as part of its latest exhibition - which opens to the public for summer tomorrow.

The show features ten decades worth of memorable outfits and accessories worn by the Queen. Each item has a story to tell, and we loved hearing from former embroiderer Maureen Markham about creating epic dresses for the Queen's royal tours and visits.

While at the palace we also had the chance to look around the perfectly manicured gardens and grounds. Here' s a behind-the-scenes tour of the royal gardens, care of our very own Laura Tobin and in-house gardener Claire Midgley-Adam.

UK's first ever hand transplant is a success

It's better than any lottery win - because you feel whole again

– Chris King

A man is overjoyed to become one of the first people in the UK to receive a double hand transplant.

Chris King, who lost his in a machine accident three years ago, told GMB that having the 12-hour operation made him feel "whole again".

He's most thankful to be able to wear fashionable shirts again - as he can now do up his own buttons - and to hold his favourite bottled beer.

Watch an emotional Chris tell us more about how he feels about his new hands and his donor.

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Breaking news: Wiltshire army barracks on high alert

Military bases in Wiltshire are on high alert today after a suspicious incident took place thought to be involving a firearm . The warning comes after an attempt was made to abduct a soldier at knife point in Norfolk on Wednesday. Service men around the country are urged to keep a low profile as the incident could be terror related.

Happy third birthday to Prince George!

As the little prince celebrates turning three today, we take a look back at some of his most memorable moments and the latest royal snaps. We're sure you'll agree, it's pretty clear to see how the little prince has captured the nation's hearts!

Prince George looking cuter than cute in these new pictures released today!

Pictures taken for George's third birthday by Matt Porteous.

Prince George on his swing at the Duke and Duchess's family home in Norfolk.

Another snap of Prince George in the garden.

The Duke and Duchess present their bundle of joy to the world for the first time

A jet setter from an early age!

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Five alleged accomplices in the July 14 Nice truck attack that killed 84 people have been charged with terror offences. The news came after the Paris prosecutor said 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was helped by at least one other and appeared to have been plotting his attack for months.

  2. Donald Trump formally accepted his nomination as the Republican candidate for US president on the last day of the national convention in Cleveland. During his speech he expressed his gratitude and pledged to increase stability, security and crack down on illegal immigration.

  3. Russia loses appeal against Olympics ban over doping ahead of the Rio Olympics taking place from 5-21 August 2016. It followed a damning report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) showing widespread, state-sponsored doping. An appeal was lodged by Russia's Olympic committee and 68 individual protested against the suspension, implemented by world athletics' governing body, to sport's highest court. Some 387 Russian athletes hoping to compete in Rio could be affected by today's ruling.

  4. Happy birthday Prince George! We'll be celebrating as the Queen's great grandson turns three today. We wonder if there'll be jelly and ice cream?

  5. And finally, continuing with a royal theme, this morning we will broadcast live from Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 'Summer Opening' series, with tickets available to the public from tomorrow. This year's summer opening is dedicated to the royal wardrobe - we will discover some the Queen's most memorable looks from her wardrobe over the past nine decades and meet the people at the palace who keep the royal household running.

Meet child footballing prodigy, Destiny Ditchburn

Seven-year-old football mad Destiny Ditchburn from Blyth, Northumberland is en route to becoming a footy star. She started out playing every Saturday as part of Blyth Town FC and travelled down to West Ham United to become a mascot, where she wowed scouts and became part of the West Ham girls' team - and is set to train with the under-tens squad from February 2017.

Destiny's favourite position on the pitch is defence and she loves nothing more than tackling the boys and perfecting her technique. She is inspired by fellow Blyth player and England ladies defence and midfield player Lucy Bronze... who just so happened to be here today to give Destiny a big surprise!

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Cover star: Prince William is a LGBTQ smash

No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason

– Prince William, Attitude Magazine, June 2016

Prince William made history in June 2016 when he became the first ever royal to grace to cover of gay magazine, Attitude. Since going to print, the July issue is set to be one of the best selling editions to date.

The publication hit the shelves the day after the tragic Orlando shootings and just in time for London's LGBTQ celebrations - which made it even more poignant.

The interview features the Duke talking about the work he has been doing with the Stand Up To Bullying campaign. In May 2016 he invited members of the LGBTQ community to Kensington Palace to share their experiences of homophobic bullying and knock-on effect it's had on their life.

You should be proud of the person you are and you have nothing to be ashamed of.

– Prince William, Attitude Magazine, June 2016