Hundreds of people have gathered in North Yorkshire to see the Royal Corps of Signals exercise its Freedom of the town of Richmond for the first time in fifty years.
The troops were joined by their Colonel in Chief, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who took the salute before presenting operational medals. Claire Montgomery reports
Hundreds of people have lined the streets of Richmond in anticipation of the arrival of Princess Anne, who will be in the town to take the salute as the Royal Corps of Signals exercises its Freedom of the town for the first time in 50 years.
The Princess Royal will take the salute as the Royal Corps of Signals exercises its Freedom of the town of Richmond, North Yorkshire for the first time in 50 years.
The 250 soldiers from 2nd Signal Regiment and 21 Signal Regiment both based in Imphal Barracks, York, 22 Signal Regiment based in Stafford and 30 Signal Regiment from Nuneaton accompanied by members of the Royal Signals Association will enter the Market Place from King Street led by the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps.
Two soldiers will receive their medals from the Princess Royal - one for operational service and one for accumulated campaign service.
The Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from severe morning sickness, the palace has said, after announcing her second pregnancy. The Duchess was admitted to hospital during her first pregnancy when she was carrying Prince George.
A Palace statement said: "As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, the Palace has confirmed.
A statement said: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child."
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