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Prince Philip gives Brighton's i360 royal ascent

It's already in the record books for stretching architectural boundaries and today it was given royal approval.

Brighton's i360 seafront attraction, described as a vertical pier in the sky, was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh. And unlike the early days everything went without a hitch.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to architects David Marks and Julia Barfield.



Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital

Prince Philip was on walkabout in Cowes on Monday

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a 'precautionary measure', according to Buckingham Palace. Just on Monday Prince Philip appeared well, while at Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight to see the sailing.

This latest admission to hospital comes two-and-a-half months after Prince Philip spent five nights in hospital with a bladder infection, following the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

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