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Americas Cup: Face that launched a British ship

Duchess of Cambridge with Sir Ben Ainslie Credit: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge has helped launch the official British Americas Cup bid in London today.

She joined Sir Ben Ainslie, who will head Britain's crew at the next event in 2017.

Adrian Newey Credit: PA

But it could be one of the most familiar faces in Formula One who helps design the yacht.

Colchester-born Adrian Newey, from Red Bull Racing of Milton Keynes, has been sounded out to help Britain's bid to win yachting's America's Cup

Newey is the most successful designer in Formula One motor racing, having won world championships with Williams, McLaren and Red Bull.

The approach for Newey has come from Sir Ben Ainslie, Ainslie says that Newey is keen to help. He recently signed a new contract with Red Bull allowing him to work on new projects.

Royal praise for Suffolk

Prince Harry, a former Wattisham based Apache pilot, has praised the people of Suffolk during a visit to the county.

He started with a visit to Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich where he got to put his trainers on and have a kick about with children at the sport and education charity before moving on to the second day of the Suffolk Show

There he spoke fondly of the county where he was based for more than three years.

Click below to watch Tanya Mercer's report

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More pictures of Prince Harry playing sport in Suffolk

Prince Harry has been playing football and rugby with youngsters at Inspire Suffolk.

He faced penalties and also joined a game of touch rugby.

Prince Harry faces penalties from youngsters Credit: PA Wire
Prince Harry playing touch rugby Credit: PA Wire
Prince Harry in action at Inspire Suffolk Credit: PA Wire
Prince Harry takes on local youngsters Credit: PA Wire
Prince Harry catches the ball Credit: PA Wire
Prince Harry proving his fitness Credit: PA Wire
Prince Harry prepares for a game of touch rugby Credit: PA Wire
Prince Harry at Inspire Suffolk Credit: PA Wire
Going for the ball with Prince Harry Credit: PA Wire

Prince Harry saves penalty!

Prince Harry preparing for a penalty shoot Credit: PA Wire

Prince Harry has been saving penalties during a football training session with youngsters in Suffolk.

Prince Harry saving a penalty Credit: PA Wire

He's been visiting Inspire Suffolk and arrived in a polo shirt and trainers ready to join in the action.

He clearly enjoyed playing both football and rugby with the youngsters.

Prince Harry saving a penalty in Suffolk Credit: PA Wire

Prince Harry also happily posed with the youngsters for a team photograph afterwards.

Prince Harry poses with youngsters Credit: PA Wire

Prince Harry plays football in Suffolk

Prince Harry playing football in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia

Prince Harry has taken to the football training field during a visit to Inspire Suffolk.

He arrived in a polo shirt and trainers so he was ready to join youngsters taking part in football and rugby coaching sessions

He'll also talk to people undertaking The Prince's Trust Team Programme.

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