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Richard III's relatives win cost order

Richard III's bones have caused controversy over where they should be buried
Richard III's bones have caused controversy over where they should be buried Credit: Press Association

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has lost his High Court bid to stop distant relatives of Richard III having their costs protected if they lose their legal battle over where the monarch's remains should be reburied.

Lawyers for Mr Grayling argued that taxpayers should not have to foot the bill.

But a judge ruled today the relatives, who have formed the Plantagenet Alliance Ltd to fight for the remains to be buried at York Minster, are entitled to a protective costs order (PCO).

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave ruled that he was satisfied that "it was, and is, appropriate, to grant a full PCO".

It is understood that loss of the PCO could have jeopardised the judicial review application going ahead.

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William: 'Break a window and answer to the Queen'

Prince William has joked that anyone who smashes a window during the upcoming football match at Buckingham Palace will have to answer to his grandmother.

The famous landmark will host its first ever football match between two of England's oldest amateur clubs later today, as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.

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FA prepares to honour 150 grassroots volunteers

The Football Association is preparing to honour over 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport at a special event at Buckingham Palace today.

The event, organised as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations, is being hosted by the Duke of Cambridge while former players including Michael Owen will also attend.

Seats reserved for the Duke of Cambridge and former England striker Michael Owen. Credit: FA/Twitter

The recipients were chosen for their outstanding contribution to football, including helping to develop the women's game, providing opportunities for disabled players and refereeing.

Buckingham Palace will also host its first ever football match today between two of England's oldest amateur clubs as part of the celebrations.

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Buckingham Palace due to host first football match

Buckingham Palace will host its first ever football match today between two of England's oldest amateur clubs.

The Duke of Cambridge, the president of the FA, has helped organise the event as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Karl Standley, a groundsman at Wembley Stadium, marks out the the lines of a football pitch in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, both based in Chiswick, west London, will play a competitive Southern Amateur League fixture in the gardens of the famous landmark.

The Queen gave her permission for the match and Wembley groundsman Tony Stones and his team have worked with the royal household gardeners to create a pitch in the 39-acre garden.

Prince William will host the event and present medals to 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport.

Read: Football pitch marked in grounds of Buckingham Palace

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Prince William: George is 'a little bit of a rascal'

The Duke of Cambridge said his son Prince George is "a little bit of a rascal" and "a little fighter" in an interview with CNN.

Describing the newest addition to the royal family, Prince William said, "He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger."

The Duke of Cambridge at the Anglesey Agricultural Show last week.
The Duke of Cambridge at the Anglesey Agricultural Show last week. Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

He said George "doesn't want to go to sleep that much, which is a little bit of a problem," and that his wife was "doing a fantastic job".

"At the moment, the only legacy I want to pass on to him is to sleep more and maybe not have to change his nappy so many times," William added.

Read: Prince William tells ITV about being a new father

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Big crowds attend Battle of Bosworth re-enactment

Crowds flocked to see the re-enactment Credit: ITV News Central

Big crowds attended a re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth this weekend in Leicestershire.

It was the first re-enactment since the remains of King Richard III were famously found in Leicester.

Archers ready to fire Credit: ITV News Central

The fame surrounding the rediscovery of the King has impacted on the popularity of the Bosworth event.

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