In terms of results, and Royalty, the first round of the America's Cup has been an oustanding success. Sir Ben Ainslie was victorious on his home turf, and is a step closer to bringing the oldest trophy in world sport home. And the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge added a worldwide audience to the Portsmouth event. Sally Simmonds looks back at the highlights.
The Duchess of Cambridge is known to be a keen supporter of sailing, highlighted by her Patronage with the '1851 Trust', the official charity of Land Rover BAR and the LVACWSUK event, which seeks to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry. During the visit The Duke & Duchess will visit all the America's Cup Teams in their Technical Bases in the Royal Navy base and will be introduced to each team by Land Rover BAR Team Principal, Sir Ben Ainslie and Sir Keith Mills, the Event Chairman and Land Rover BAR Founding Shareholder and Board member. They will then visit the home team at their new base before proceeding to watch the racing action .
Post racing they will visit the '1851 Trust interactive zone', in the free-ticketed public race village in the Waterfront Festival Arena, where they will be introduced to 1851 Trust CEO, Alasdair Akass and young people who have taken their first sailing steps with the Trust.
Princess Charlotte will be christened today using a priceless font which is usually kept with the Crown Jewels.
It will be the second public outing for the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge since she was born on May 2.
The royal ceremony will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk, near Sandringham from 4.30pm.
They'll be joined by the Duchess's parents Michael and Carole Middleton, who live at Bucklebury Manor in Berkshire, where Kate was brought up.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will perform the 45-minute service using an ornate Lily Font commissioned by Queen Victoria.
Crafted out of solid gilded sterling silver, the font was made in 1840 to prevent the then Queen's children being tarnished by association with the illegitimate children of one of her predecessors.
Martin Swift, the Crown Jeweller, said: "Charles II insisted on having all his children baptised using the Charles II font, but all his children were born out of wedlock, which is why when he passed his brother James became king.
"Queen Victoria didn't like that association, so ordered the commissioning of the Lily Font."
Alongside the Lily Font at Princess Charlotte's baptism will be a christening ewer, made of solid silver and similarly gilded.
Following Royal tradition, the water used for the christening will be holy water from the River Jordan, where it is said Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist.
The service will be private but the royals will come out to greet the crowds afterwards.
A paddock close to the church will be opened to house royal well-wishers eager to get a glimpse of the young princess.
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Thames Valley Police are preparing their operation for policing Royal Ascot which begins next week Tuesday.
The force says a "significant security operation" will be in place during the five-day event which will be attended by the Queen and other members of the royal family.
"Thames Valley Police has been involved in policing Royal Ascot for many years. Every year is different but the challenge remains the same for us to support those attending as well as those living near to Ascot Racecourse.
"The event attracts a global audience and thousands of prestigious visitors but our planning and approach is no different to any other large scale public operation.
"A great many officers and staff have been working on the plans in partnership with Ascot Racecourse Limited, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and neighbouring police forces. We anticipate the focus remaining firmly on the track but will remain ready to respond if required."
A charity which has helped hundreds of families with children who have cancer, has been given the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The Children with Cancer Fund mainly assists families in Sussex; and with the new honour which is the equivalent of an MBE, staff hope they will be able to raise their profile even further. John Ryall reports.
The Prince of Wales has been visiting the Thames Valley today. Prince Charles was at Eton College in Windsor to open the new Bekynton Field development.
As the father of two former pupils - both Prince William and Prince Harry were educated at the private school - it was perhaps even more fitting that the heir to the throne was invited to perform the honour.
The £18 million pound project is the school's largest development since its foundation in 1440. Divya Kohli reports.
The interviewees are Tony Little, the Headmaster; and Michael Johnson from The Copper Works Newlyn.
Prince Charles has arrived at Eton College to officially open the institution's new Bekynton Field Development. The development includes forty new classrooms and common rooms.
The eleventh of December 1997 is a day that everyone who has ever served on the Royal Yacht Britannia remembers.
It was the day Britannia was decommissioned at an emotional ceremony attended by Her Majesty The Queen and most of the other members of the Royal family.
For the crew it meant the end of a unique way of life. Richard Jones has the last of our special reports from their annual reunion.
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