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Charles has visited Tottenham 'more than any other national leader'

The Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, says that Prince Charles has shown real commitment to helping the people of Tottenham.

"The Prince contacted my office the day after the riots and he asked what he could do and whether he could come.

"This has been a real commitment, a sustained commitment, I might say he's been here more than any other national leader and that includes the Prime Minister."

– David Lammy MP

Prince of Wales's fourth visit since 2011 riots

The visit was Prince Charles's fourth since the 2011 riots and a number of his charities and organisations are helping with the borough's regeneration and providing support to young people.

Projects include an enterprise programme, run by the Prince's Trust, which provides training and mentoring for young people wanting to start their own business.

The Prince's Foundation for Building Community has also organised community consultation workshops, on behalf of Haringey Council, to develop ideas to enhance the underused Tottenham Green.

Several of the Prince's charities have helped the regeneration effort in Tottenham. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Prince Charles has visited the area three times already following the riots of 2011. Credit: Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

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Charles speaks to families whose homes were destroyed

Prince Charles was visiting Tottenham to see how the area had fared since the 2011 riots. He and the Duchess of Cornwall had visited in the immediate aftermath of the riots.

The Prince of Wales viewed the site of the Carpetright building, which had burned down destroying several homes, but which has now been rebuilt.

The dramatic pictures of the Tottenham landmark glowing red hot became a iconic image of the riots.

Charles views the site of the re-built Carpetright building in Tottenham. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
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Prince Charles get his nose tweaked by toddler

The Prince of Wales's nose proved an irresistible attraction to a toddler whose parents endured watching their home burn to the ground during the Tottenham riots.

Charles returned to the scene of the major disturbance to learn how the area is recovering.

The Prince of Wales meets husband and wife Mehmet and Burcin Akbasak and their twin daughters Kayla and Lara, aged 12 months. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The heir to the throne shared a lighter moment with husband and wife Mehmet and Burcin Akbasak - who lost their home when rioters set fire to the Carpetright building and flats above.

The dramatic pictures of the Tottenham landmark glowing red hot became a iconic image of the August 2011 riots.

Prince Charles visited Tottenham today to see how the area was recovering from the London riots. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In the shadow of the rebuilt building, Charles sympathised with Mr Akbasak and his wife - who are originally from Turkey - as the couple held their twin daughters Kayla and Lara aged 12 months.

Kayla reached out and made a grab for the prince's nose and he leant forward and happily let the toddler play with his face.Mr Akbasak, 33, said: "Both my daughters are friendly but Kayla was quite interested in the prince and they shared a nice moment."

Bodyguard on trial over theft of £9m diamonds from Sultan of Brunei's ex-wife

A female body guard accused of stealing almost £9 million worth of diamonds from the Sultan of Brunei's ex wife will stand trial in London today.

Mariam Abdul Aziz with former husband the Sultan of Brunei in 2003 Credit: Reuters

Waheeda Abdullah, formerly known as Fatimah Lim, denies taking the jewels from her employer Marian Adbul Aziz's Kensington home in 2009.

She'll appear at Isleworth Crown Court later this morning.

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Prince Harry to organise Army ceremonial spectacles

Prince Harry, who has twice been deployed to Afghanistan, is to become a Staff Officer at HQ London District, which organises ceremonial spectacles like Trooping the Colour and state visits.

Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, does a pre-flight check of his Apache Helicopter at Camp Bastion. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Earlier it was announced the Prince has completed his attachment with the Army Air Corps flying Apache helicopters.

He will begin his job in the next few weeks and there is speculation his new role based in Horse Guards in central London will allow him to get in involved with the Warrior Games.

Harry flew to America last year to support competitors taking part in the Games, a paralympic style event for injured servicemen and women, and he hopes to help bring the event to the UK.

Lieutenant Colonel Tom de la Rue, who commanded Harry in the Army Air Corps, said: "Captain Wales has reached the pinnacle of flying excellence as an Apache pilot, particularly in Afghanistan and, in the process, has proved to be a real inspiration to the many Army Air Corps officers and soldiers."

Prince Harry to take up London posting

Prince harry has ended his attachment to the Army Air Corps Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Prince Harry has completed his attachment to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps and will now take up a Staff Officer role in HQ London District.

The Prince will take the position of SO3 (Defence Engagement). His responsibilities will include helping to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the Army in London. Prince Harry will retain the rank of Captain and be based from Horse Guards, in Central London.

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