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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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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.


Man who threatened to kill Prince Harry is jailed

Prince Harry Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A man who walked into a police station and stated that he wanted to kill Prince Harry has been jailed for three years. Ashraf Islam, who's 31 and of no fixed abode, was arrested after making the threat at Hounslow police station in May 2013.

Ashraf Islam, 31, of no fixed address, was arrested after making a threat at Hounslow police station on May 23 last year Credit: Metropolitan Police

Mr Islam pleaded guilty when he appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court last May, but was only sentenced today.

No weapon was found in a search of Islam's hotel room in Hounslow, where he was staying after flying into the country from Thailand via Hong Kong.


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.


Prince Harry heads off for South Pole trek

Prince Harry with his team-mates.
Prince Harry with his team-mates. Credit: PA

Prince Harry is leaving today to start his trek to the South Pole.

The Prince will join a team of four injured British soldiers as they take on groups from the Commonwealth and the United States in the 200-mile Walking With the Wounded charity trek.

All three teams depart London today for Cape Town, South Africa.

Prince Harry was all the smiles at the launch of the trek last week.
Prince Harry was all smiles at the launch of the trek last week. Credit: ITV News

They are due to arrive in Novo, Antarctica around December 1st depending on the weather.

The aim is to complete the expedition by December 17th.

Actors Dominic West and Alexander Skarsgard are also taking part.

Even Prince Harry's waxwork at Madame Tussards has had a makeover ahead of his trek to the South Pole.
Even Prince Harry's waxwork at Madame Tussards has had a makeover ahead of his trek to the South Pole. Credit: PA

Prince Harry prepares for South Pole trek

Prince Harry will lead the UK team to the South Pole.
Prince Harry will lead the UK team to the South Pole. Credit: Robert Leveritt

Prince Harry will join service men and women from Walking with the Wounded in Trafalgar Square ahead of his South Pole trek.

Three teams set off for the South Pole on 1st December, the Prince will be heading up the from the UK team who will race the Commonwealth and American teams.

Read more: Prince Harry trains for South Pole Walk With The Wounded trek

Harry accompanies Duke to Abbey

The Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive

The Duke of Edinburgh will be accompanied by Prince Harry today when he makes his annual visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

The royals will pay their respects by each laying a Cross of Remembrance in front of two wooden crosses from the Graves of Unknown British Soldiers from the First and Second World Wars.

The Last Post will be played before a two minutes' silence is held and Philip and Harry will then visit the plots, meeting veterans from both past and more recent conflicts.

The first Field of Remembrance was held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey in November 1928, making 2013 the 85th year.

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