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Royal Gloriana barge stationed along River Thames

The Royal Gloriana barge, used to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, was stationed on the River Thames today.

The Metropolitan Police's Marine Policing Unit tweeted an image of the Royal rowbarge which is now used to promote better use of the Thames:

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Prince Harry congratulates Atlantic rowers

It's one of the most gruelling endurance races in the world - rowing 3,000 miles in 48 days across the Atlantic. And, today, Prince Harry was in Oxfordshire to praise the crew, including two injured ex-servicemen, for successfully completing the toughest challenge of their lives.

The Prince was in Henley-on-Thames at the home of rowing and the 'Row to Recovery' charity.

The race has been supported by the Endeavour Fund - set up by him - to encourage more wounded veterans to take up the sport. Mel Bloor was at the Royal event.

Interviewees:Cpl Scott Blaney, crew member and Catherine Yoxall from The River and Rowing Museum.


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Prince Harry tells screaming fans he's no Harry Styles

Prince Harry received a pop star reception from young volunteers amid screaming and cheering from fans - but joked that he was sorry for those "who were expecting Harry Styles".

He said: "For those of you expecting Harry Styles, I apologise, and no I am not going to sing."

The prince was a guest at the We Day UK event at north London's Wembley Arena.

He said that Free the Children was a "fantastic" organisation "founded on an inspiring principle - that children have the power to affect change".

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Prince Philip laughs off swearing Grenadier Guard

The Duke of Edinburgh was given a real taste of Army life with some colourful barrack-room language as he visited the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards at Aldershot.

Normally, soldiers are on their best behaviour for a royal visit, but one player in a football match could not contain himself from complaining in no uncertain terms how tired he was after being substituted in a game between corporals and guardsmen.

Doubled up in pain and exhaustion on the touchline, the soldier appeared unaware Prince Philip was standing only five yards away as he went through a lexicon of swear words to describe his agony.

"Are you all right? asked the Duke, who was talking to a group of sergeants on the touchline. "No, I'm f*****," said the soldier, still bent double with his head down.

Philip, 92, no stranger to the odd swear word after a career in the Royal Navy, laughed and then continued to chuckle away to himself as the substituted player finally looked up and walked off looking slightly sheepish.

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