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William enjoys young designer's cleaning game

William launched BAFTA's Give Something Back scheme Credit: Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard

Despite lamenting his own "useless" video gaming skills, the Duke of Cambridge was brave enough to put them to the test in front of a room of onlookers today.

William, who was visiting BAFTA today to launch its Give Something Back appeal, also road-tested several games while attending BAFTA's Young Game Designers Workshop.

The Duke enjoyed playing a cleaning iPad game and speaking to young designers Credit: Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard

The Duke had his chance soon after his speech, trying games with titles such as Hamster: Accidental World Domination, Vacuum Panic and Smiley Dodgems, which were made by previous young design award winners.

William spent a good portion of his time trying his hand at Vacuum Panic, where the aim is to clean a bedroom before 'mum' comes in to check it.

"I'm not cleaning particularly well, I'm just going around in circles," he told designer Charlie Hutton-Pattermore as his fingers flicked over the iPad screen in front of him.

Duke hails 'incredible' work of surgeons

The Duke hailed the 'incredible' work of surgical teams at the Royal Marsden Credit: ITN

The Duke of Cambridge has hailed the "incredible" workof two surgical teams as he watched live operations at one the Royal Marsden in Chelsea.

Dressed in medical scrubs, he spent around 10 minutes viewing a breast reconstruction procedure for a female patient in her 80s.

As he was greeted by lead surgeon, Mr James, William said: "It's slightly surreal meeting you in this situation."

The Duke looked into a micro-vascular microscope above the body of a patient receiving breast reconstruction surgery Credit: ITN

The Duke looked into a micro-vascular microscope placed above the body as he was talked through the surgical procedure, which usually takes six to eight hours to complete.

"That's amazing," he said as he peered through the microscope.

William has been president of the hospital trust since 2007, a position previously held by his mother Diana Credit: ITN

William is the first royal to view surgery at the Royal Marsden,which is a world-leading cancer centre specialising in all areas of diagnosis,treatment, care and research into the disease.

He has been president of the hospital trust since 2007, a position previously held by Diana from 1989 until her death in 1997.

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William and Kate out and about for London Poppy Day

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a red coat for the London Poppy Day Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
Kate chats to volunteers raising money for London Poppy Day Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode the Routemaster bus to High Street Kensington tube Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
William chatted with military personnel on the Poppy Day Routemaster bus Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
Kate meets staff and volunteers at High Street Kensington tube Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire
Kate with Corporal Steve Johnson, an RAF recruitment officer from Newcastle, who is busking at Tube stations across London Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire

"Kate asked what kind of music I'd been playing," Corporal Steve Johnson, an RAF recruitment officer from Newcastle, who is busking at Tube stations across London told the Press Association. "She asked me to play but then said don't because it's too busy.

"Kate was more interested in the music, while William was more concerned with the day itself and how the appeal was going. Lots of people are ecstatic to see them."

First royal to view surgery at the hospital

The Duke of Cambridge is the first royal to watch an operation at the hospital Credit: David Crump/Daily Mail/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge will watch two live operations today at the Royal Marsden in Chelsea, west London, where he will view sections of a breast reconstruction procedure and the removal of a bladder tumour.

He is set to meet members of the surgical team involved in the operations in the Wolfson Surgical Suite, including the lead surgeons, Mr Stuart James and Mr Pardeep Kumar.

The Duke will be following in the footsteps of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, after she watched a heart operation at Harefield Hospital in Middlesex in 1996.

He will be the first royal to view surgery at the Royal Marsden, which is a world-leading cancer centre specialising in all areas of diagnosis, treatment, care and research into the disease.

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