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Prince William: Thoughts with those 'confronting grief'

Prince William speaks at an event earlier in May. Credit: PA

Prince William has said his thoughts are with those "confronting unimaginable grief" following the deaths of 22 people in the Manchester terror attack.

The Duke of Cambridge also said he was "shocked and saddened" to learn of the attack which left a further 59 people injured.

In a letter also written on behalf of his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, the 34-year-old praised the people of Manchester "for their display of strength, decency, and community", calling it "an example to the world".

The message from Prince William. Credit: Twitter/Kensington Palace

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Prince Harry meets widow and son of Lee Rigby

Prince Harry became a plate-spinning children's entertainer when Buckingham Palace was transformed into a funfair for the sons and daughters of the fallen.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harry hosted hundreds of youngsters at the Queen's famous London home for Party at the Palace, a open-air festival in honour of the children of servicemen and women killed while serving their country.

Harry joined the widow and son of Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was killed by two Islamic extremists outside Woolwich Barracks in south east London in 2013. The pair were later jailed for life.

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The prince, Rebecca Rigby, 34, and her son Jack, aged six, tried their hand at plate-spinning and shared a laugh as the royal struggled to keep his plate in the air to the amusement of watching parents and children.

Credit: PA Images

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Manchester today

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Manchester today Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Manchester today to visit Francis House Children's Hospice that William's mum - Princess Diana opened in 1991, as well as Manchester's National Football Museum.

They'll first be visiting the National Football Museum, housed in the city's iconic Urbis building. Then they'll attend a reception with some of the brightest and best young Mancunians, who are making a difference to their communities.

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