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Duchess to launch new hospice appeal

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge will today help to officially launch the East Anglian Children's Hospices latest appeal in Norfolk today. She's been a patron of the charity since 2012. EACH wants to build a new £10m hospice for Norfolk to replace its current site at Quidenham near Attleborough.

Duchess visits children's hospice

The Duchess of Cambridge meets hospice volunteers Credit: Nick Davis, the Royal Foundation

The Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the "remarkable" work of children's hospices on a visit to Ipswich.

Kate, who is patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices has made a private visit to the Treehouse hospice in the town.

The Duchess meets six year old Charlie Middleton and his mum Cheryl Credit: Nick Davis, the Royal Foundation

The Treehouse hospice has six bedrooms for children and young people and accommodation for families to use for overnight stays.

There is also a multi-sensory studio, hydrotherapy pool, music room, play areas, sensory garden, a woodland walk and specialist outdoor play equipment

Duchess retraces grandmother's footsteps at Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge has been retracing her grandmother's footsteps during a visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.

She was there to mark the completion of an £8m, year-long restoration project to create a visitor centre and new exhibitions.

The Duchess's grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, worked alongside the codebreakers in the 1940s.

Matthew Hudson's report contains flash photography.

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.

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By George – free admission to the races on Saturday to celebrate royal birth

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Anyone called George is being given free admission to Newmarket Racecourses on Saturday to celebrate the royal baby.

Georginas will also be admitted free of charge to The July Course at the Headquarters of racing.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director – East, of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Newmarket Racecourses, like the rest of the country, was thrilled with the birth of baby George to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."

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Duke, Duchess and their son leave Kensington Palace

Around half an hour after the visit from the Queen, William, Kate and their baby were seen being driven away from Kensington Palace.

The Duchess was sitting in the back of the vehicle next to the baby seat while the Duke was a front-seat passenger.

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Queen spends half an hour with first great-grandson

Dressed in a turquoise floral outfit, the Queen looked relaxed as she left Kensington Palace after spending just over half an hour with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child.

The Queen spent half an hour with her great grandchild. Credit: ITV News/Georgina Brewer

She had travelled to see William and Kate and their baby without the Duke of Edinburgh who is still convalescing at Windsor Castle following exploratory abdominal surgery last month.

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