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Prince William makes his first visit to Aston Villa

Lifelong fan Prince William has taken a seat for the first time at Villa Park for the home game against Sunderland today.

Prince William reacts to the action on-pitch
Prince William reacts to the action on-pitch Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

Although it is the Prince's first visit to the stadium, he has seen the team before, heading to Wembley for the club's victory over Bolton at Wembley in 2000 during the FA Cup semi-final.

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Prince William visits motorcycle show in Birmingam

The Duke of Cambridge at the show in Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre Credit: PA

The Duke of Cambridge has indulged his love of motorbikes with a visit to Britain's biggest bike show in Birmingham.

Prince William astonished thousands of bike fans at Motorcycle Live who crowded round to watch and take pictures of the royal as he sat astride a variety of models.

Eager members of the public film the Duke of Cambridge. Credit: PA Wire

The Duke has been a keen biker from a young age and currently owns a 1199cc Ducati.

Prince William was presented with a gift for his son Prince George. Credit: PA Wire

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William jokes about 'Livin' On A Prayer' performance

The Duke of Cambridge meets school children as he leaves St Basil's Charity project in Birmingham.
The Duke of Cambridge meets school children as he leaves St Basil's Charity project in Birmingham. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Prince William was reminded of his surprise performance with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on Tuesday as he visited a Birmingham homeless shelter run by the charity St Basil's.

William grabbed headlines as he and the pop stars sang a rendition of "Livin' On A Prayer" at an event at Kensington Palace in aid of charity.

Prince William duets with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift
Prince William duets with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

His hosts in Birmingham were quick to remind him of his unplanned performance, with one urging him: "You haven't rapped yet?"

William laughed: "I draw the line there."

Pictures and video: Prince William sings with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift.

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Duke of Cambridge visits Birmingham homeless shelter

Prince William Credit: ITV News Central

The Duke of Cambridge has praised the work being done to help young people at risk of ending up living on the street during a visit to a homeless shelter in Birmingham.

The facility - part of a network of centres in the Midlands - offers a safe, supported environment, accommodation and access to training and education, and the Duke told his hosts he was "bowled over" by the charity's work after meeting the young residents.

Reburial of King under the car park: Debate rages on

With the High Court battle over the reburial of King Richard III having been adjourned, the case is more open for public debate than ever.

ITV News spoke to members of the public, at the Last Plantagenet Pub in Leicester, to hear their views on the subject of where the fallen King should be reburied and why...

Some thought his reburial in Leicester would be good for local investment. Whilst others thought, that as a former King of England, he should be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey.

Duke opens Birmingham animal centre

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited Birmingham today to officially open the RSPCA's new flagship animal centre and hospital.

The Duke of Gloucester makes a furry friend
The Duke of Gloucester makes a furry friend Credit: Joe Murphy/RSPCA

Prince Richard was joined by staff and volunteers at the opening of the site in Frankley.

The Duke of Gloucester opens the new RSPCA animal centre in Birmingham
The Duke of Gloucester opens the new RSPCA animal centre in Birmingham Credit: Joe Murphy/RSPCA

The Duke was then given a tour of the centre and met some of the animals whose home it has become.

The Duke of Gloucester being shown round the new RSPCA centre
The Duke of Gloucester being shown round the new RSPCA centre Credit: Joe Murphy/RSPCA

Duke of Gloucester to open new RSPCA Animal Centre

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is expected to visit Birmingham today to open the new flagship RSPCA Animal Centre and Hospital.

The new RSPCA Animal Centre and Hospital in Frankley
The new RSPCA Animal Centre and Hospital in Frankley Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Prince Richard will join RSPCA staff and volunteers and the charity's chief executive, Gavin Grant, at the official opening at around 11 o'clock this morning.

The Duke will then be given a tour of the site before speaking with staff and volunteers.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester will visit Birmingham today
HRH The Duke of Gloucester will visit Birmingham today Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The new centre at Newbrook Farm in Frankley has been in use since the end of 2012 and is the RSPCA's national centre of excellence for animal welfare.

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the RSPCA Animal Centre and Hospital
A Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the RSPCA Animal Centre and Hospital Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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