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87-year-old referee to be honoured by Prince William

An 87-year-old man is being recognised as Britain’s longest-serving referee today, in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Prince William at the opening of St George's Park in Staffordshire Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

Harry Hardy, from Derbyshire, will be given a medal by Prince William, who is the President of the Football Association.

The Ilkeston-born man will get the award alongside 149 others sportsmen, for his commitment to grassroots sport. 150 were selected to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the FA.