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A Queen's park ranger: Prince Harry stars in festive football match

Prince Harry in action Credit: Jason Bye/PA Wire

Prince Harry showed off his football skills when he joined Norfolk villagers for a Christmas Eve football match.

Harry is spending part of the festive period with other members of the Royal Family who are enjoying a traditional break at the Queen's private Norfolk estate of Sandringham.

He played in the same fixture last year for the Sandringham estate workers who took on villagers from neighbouring Castle Rising.

Harry was a key member of the team, making tackles and getting involved in the action.

Harry's team ran out easy winners.

Harry clears the all Credit: Jason Bye/PA Wire

Prince Harry visits RAF base in Suffolk

Prince Harry will visit an RAF base in Suffolk today where he will meet servicemen and women and their families.

Prince Harry at RAF Honington in 2012 Credit: PA Images

Harry, who spent Remembrance Sunday in Kandahar in honour of the fallen, will present No 26 squadron RAF Regiment with a new standard during a parade at Royal Air Force Honington near Bury St Edmunds.

He will then watch the regiment parade before visiting the station's new heritage centre and meeting service personnel and their families.

A standard, a historic ceremonial flag, is presented to RAF Regiment squadrons every 25 years and represents hundreds of years of history of service to the monarch and to the country.

Royal Air Force Honington is the RAF's centre of Force Protection and is the depot of the Royal Air Force Regiment - the ground fighting force of the RAF.

The regiment protects air bases from attack and is trained in a wide range of RAF protection roles.

The Queen appointed her grandson Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington in October 2008.

Harry last visited the base in February 2012, when he presented a selection of service commendations to RAF personnel and crews who were serving in Afghanistan.

In July 2010 he also visited the base to present the families of two servicemen killed in Afghanistan with the Elizabeth Cross.

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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.

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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

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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.

Prince Harry has arrived in Suffolk

Prince Harry arrives in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia

Prince Harry has arrived in Suffolk where he's visiting Inspire Suffolk and the Suffolk Show.

He arrived in a polo shirt and trainers at Inspire Suffolk, where he's meeting young people taking part in football and rugby coaching sessions, and people undertaking The Prince's Trust Team Programme.

Prince Harry in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia

Later he will move on to the Suffolk Show, where he will visit the Farm Discovery Zone, meet Suffolk Young Farmers, view cattle, and watch a parade of Royal British Legion Standards.

Prince Harry to visit Suffolk Show

Prince Harry Credit: PA

Prince Harry is to the guest of honour at the Suffolk Show it has been announced.

His Royal Highness will attend the show on May 29th.

Show Director Bill Baker said: “The presence of a member of the Royal family is a wonderful boost for all those who support the Show... The Prince enjoys a strong public following and his visit is especially appreciated in a year when we are working to appeal to more young people."

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