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William shows off his juggling skills during Japan visit

Prince William showed off his juggling skills during his visit to Japan - and proved he was rather good.

The Duke of Cambridge was also pelted with plastic balls as he played with children at an adventure playground in Motomiya City, the smallest town in Fukushima.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accompanied the Prince on his visit.

Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011 - the largest since Chernobyl - many towns which were evacuated remain empty.

But the Prince visited a charity called Smile Kids, which aims to make the air and water around Fukushima safe.

William fever hits Japan during his royal visit

Prince William was greeted by screaming crowds eager to get a glimpse of him as he visited a bookshop on the third day of his Japanese tour.

Credit: PA

Crowds held up pictures of William and Kate, while one woman showed off a painting of the royal couple and Prince George.

A woman drapes herself in a Union Jack flag. Credit: PA

And even their dogs got into the British spirit.

A dog in a Union Jack sweater awaits William's arrival. Credit: PA

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Prince Harry 'set to leave armed forces this year'

Prince Harry is set to quit the armed forces later this year to bring his active military career to an end, it has been reported.

The 30-year-old royal, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, will serve with units in Australia for "several weeks" before his duties end, according to the Evening Standard.

Prince Harry, known as Captain Wales in the British Army, experienced frontline fighting in Afghanistan. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive

Harry is expected to continue to support programmes to help rehabilitate injured service personnel as well as pursuing other charity work, including field projects in Africa.

While refusing to confirm the reports, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told ITV News:

Prince Harry is currently focused on his work supporting the MoD's recovery capability programme to ensure those who are wounded injured or sick have appropriate recovery plans and the necessary support they require.

It's a natural progression from the work he did organising the Invictus Games.

This involves working alongside case officers in London District's Personal Recovery Unit and visiting various recovery centres and partner agencies (like forces charities and the NHS) around the country.

– Kensington Palace

Prince meets Japanese Emperor and Empress

Prince William met with Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko at the Gosho imperial residence, bowing from the neck to both of them.

He arrived in a chauffeur driven car and was met by the royal couple outside the residence in Tokyo.

Addressing them in turn as "your majesty", the Prince told Akihito, who he last met in 2012 during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sovereign Monarchs' lunch: "Your majesty, it's very nice to see you again. Thank you for having me here - fantastic."

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New Queen portrait for coins to be revealed

A new portrait of the Queen to appear on coins will be unveiled next week ahead of it appearing in people's pockets.

The new portrait and its designer will be announced on Monday at a ceremony in London and it will begin to appear on UK coins from then onwards, the Royal Mint has said.

However the new coins may take a short time to filter through into people's change as they tend to be delivered to cash centres and banks in the first instance.

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