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Prince William visits Oxford to raise awareness of mental health

Prince William has made his first public appearance since the news broke that he was to become a father for the third time. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially announced the news yesterday. Today the future heir to the throne was in Oxford. After stepping down from his role as Air ambulance pilot in the summer today he focused his attention on mental health - pledging to raise awareness of the issues facing our emergency workers. Mary Stanley has our report.


Duke of Cambridge due to visit Oxford

The Duke of Cambridge is due to arrive in Oxford Credit: ITV

Prince William, to be a proud father for the third time, is due in Oxford today. He is scheduled to meet police about the force's strategy on mental health. The Duke of Cambridge finished his job as an air ambulance pilot in the summer and has pledged to make issues facing first responders a focus of his work in years to come. Earlier this year he spoke about mental health as part of the Heads Together campaign to raise awareness.

Duchess suffering from severe morning sickness

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child Credit: ITV Central

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.

The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness).

Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London today. The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.

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Third child on the way for William and Kate

The announcement was made by Kensington Palace Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced.

It was always thought that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would go on to have three children. Kate is one of three and had a happy home life with her sister, Pippa Matthews, and brother, James Middleton, and is close to both of her siblings.

By having more than two offspring, William and Kate are following in the footsteps of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who went on to have four children - although there was a gap of 10 years between their second child, Anne, and third, Andrew.


Thousands descend on Kensington Palace to honour Diana

People from across the country - with some even travelling from abroad - to add to the sea of flowers laid at the gates of Kensington Palace this morning.

A scene not dissimilar from this day 20 years ago - when, on news of the Princess's death, mourners turned out to pay their respects.

Photos, tributes, cakes and dozens of flower bouquets are still being placed along the golden gates of the palace.

Mike Pearse has spent the day speaking to people at Kensington Palace.

Meeting Diana: 'She was what we needed...she was stunning'

The photo taken by Sarah from Fareham during Diana's honeymoon

The Princess chose Broadlands near Romsey as her honeymoon location after marrying Princes Charles.

And it was here where they announced their engagement.

Whilst Diana went on a walkabout at the royal estate in Hampshire to meet the masses that had turned out to see her, Sarah Noyce from Fareham was approached had a special encounter with her.

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