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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.

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WATCH: Prince Charles visits Lancashire

The Prince of Wales has been in the region today. Large crowds turned out in Clitheroe where he started his day.

Prince Charles then left the Ribble Valley for a spot of of cheese tasting in Garstang. Paul Crone has this report which does contain some flash photography.


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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Pippa Middleton gets engaged in Lake District

Pippa Middleton with her fiance James Matthews Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Image

Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged after her boyfriend popped the question on a trip to Cumbria.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is believed to have said yes to financier James Matthew's proposal while the couple were on a weekend visit to the Lake District.

Pippa was propelled to global fame when she was bridesmaid at the wedding of Kate and Prince William in 2011.

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