Prince Edward enjoyed an upbeat official opening of De Montfort University's Leisure Centre in Leicester today, named in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
As he toured the facilities, his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, was undergoing exploratory stomach surgery at a clinic in London. Our correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports.
Almost every 15 to 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer
That's exactly what happened to Rik Basra. But his life was transformed after a bone marrow transplant.
Today, he encouraged university students to take a few simple steps, which he says, could save a life.
Former Leicester City player, Gary Lineker is in Leicester today backing an event to increase the number of bone marrow donors. It is in support of the Anthony Nolan charity. It is hosting a registration day at De Montfort University in Leicester.
"A bone marrow transplant can be the last chance of survival for someone with blood cancer, but it's only when you're faced with it personally and you see the shortage of bone marrow donors available that you realise just how important it is for people to sign up."
The event is happening until 4pm today. Those who cannot attend can sign up on the Anthony Nolan website.
Prince Edward was due to officially open a new £8 million leisure centre in Leicester today. However due to the severe weather he has had to postpone his visit.
HRH was due to open the centre at De Montfort University.
Prince Edward will officially open a leisure centre commemorating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee later.
The centre in Leicester cost £8 million to build and has state of the art facilities.
A security van at De Montfort University has been robbed while transferring cash.
Police say a group threatened the people inside before getting away with an unconfirmed amount of cash.
One man suffered minor injuries.
A van transferring money at De Montfort University has been robbed.
A group of people who approached the car earlier this morning threatened staff before getting away with an unconfirmed amount of cash.
A man was injured at the robbery, which took place at Mill Lane, and is being treated for minor injuries at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
A multi-million pound leisure centre has opened in Leicester.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre has a six lane swimming pool, a sports hall hall that can hold up to 800 people, and a 15ft climbing wall.
The project has caused controversy as the construction of the centre meant the demolition of the 180-year-old Bowstring Bridge and the Pump and Tap pub.