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Royal welcome for Olympic torch

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will watch the Olympic Torch relay as it visits Buckingham Palace ahead of the Games.

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Royal watchers wait in the rain for baptism

Two royal fans who have been camping outside St James's Palace yesterday afternoon told Daybreak that they were willing to spend hours in the rain because they love the royal family.

The two royal fans said they both loved the royal family and often came down for big events.
The two royal fans said they both loved the royal family and often came down for big events.

Draped in a Union flag one royal watcher said she often came to London for royal events: "I love William and Kate and Harry and I was at St Mary's for Prince George being born and I felt I had to come here."

Another royal fan added: "I just love the royal family."



Prince George to be christened in Chapel Royal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with Prince George. Credit: PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son Prince George will be christened later in front of close family and friends of his parents.

The three-month-old baby, who will one day be king, will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, in the little known Chapel Royal at St James's Palace this afternoon.

Read: Prince George's christening to be held in historic Chapel Royal

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are expected to be at the ceremony along with the Prince of Wales, who has become a grandfather for the first time, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.

Kate's family - parents Carole and Michael Middleton and siblings Pippa and James - are thought to be invited, along with the godparents who, like the guests, have not been publicly named.

Duchess leaves hospital

The Duchess of Cambridge has left hospital this morning after receiving treatment for acute morning sickness.

She left King Edward VII hospital in central London with her husband Prince William. Catherine was admitted on Monday less than 12 weeks pregnant.

St James's Palace says she's now heading to Kensington Palace for a period of rest.

Duchess leaves hospital
Duchess leaves hospital Credit: Press Association

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World watches 'Royal' hospital

News that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first baby has sparked a frenzy among the media and well-wishers.

Their focus is firmly fixed on the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone - a favourite with generations of the Royal Family.

Paul Brand has been speaking to journalists, who have descended on the steps of the hospital, and to medical historian Dr Geoffrey Rivett about why so many generations of royals have been treated there.



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