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Reading's Chris Mears receives MBE from Queen

Chris Mears with diving partner Jack Laugher Credit: John Walton/PA

Reading's very own olympic diver, Chris Mears, has been at Buckingham Palace today to receive his MBE from the Queen.

The 24-year-old, and his diving partner Jack Laugher won gold at last summer's games in Rio in the synchronised three metre springboard event.

Mears was given just a 5% chance of survival in 2009 after suffering a ruptured spleen but overcame his illness to become an olympic champion.

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 Credit: Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA


Soldiers to parade before Queen at Buckingham Palace

Soldiers from Aldershot will parade before the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.

The troops from 1st Battalion Scots Guards have been practicing before the event where they will be presented with their new regimental colours.

A dress rehearsal was held on Friday after a month of rehearsals including drill training.

Lt Col Rupert Kitching Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Scots Guards

Royal hopes for good behaviour on wedding day

Kate hopes her children will behave at sisters wedding Credit: ITV news

The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she's worried how Prince George and Princess Charlotte will behave at the upcoming wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton's to financier James Matthews,this weekend.

She was heard telling a guest at the annual Royal Garden party that she's hopeful they will be good "but you never know at that age."

The children will have important roles to play as Page Boy and Bridesmaid.

The event will be taking place at St Mark's church, in the Berkshire village of Englefield and Princess Beatrice, the Earl of Wessex and Princess Royal are expected to attend.


Royals to visit Berkshire to mark school's centenary

Credit: Pangbourne College

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will visit Pangbourne College in Berkshire today - to mark the school's centenary.

The Royals will meet staff, students and parents and take part in a special service in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel. They will also watch a College Parade, reflecting the college's longstanding military connection. During this, the Queen will present a new military flag, or 'colour', to the college.

Pangbourne College was founded in 1917 as a training college for officers of the merchant navy. It is now a boarding and day school for 400 pupils aged between 11-18.

The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel was opened in 2000 by Her Majesty The Queen on her third visit to Pangbourne College. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh last visited Pangbourne College in June 2007, to attend a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands Islands.

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