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Future king's photos behind the front-line up for auction

A collection of First World War photographs taken by the future King Edward VIII, capturing shots of French ruins to prisoners of war, are to be sold at auction.

The young prince documented his visits close to the front-line in more than 650 pictures, which have never been made public until now.

ITV News Correspondent Nina Nannar reports on the 99-year-old photo album and its unlikely source.

'Embarrassed' PM to apologise for Queen gaffe

Prime Minister David Cameron attends the UN Security Council earlier today. Credit: PA Images

The Prime Minister will make an unprecedented apology to the Queen after being caught describing her as "purring" in pleasure at the result of the Scottish Referendum.

A chastened David Cameron admitted he was "very embarrassed" and "extremely sorry" over the gaffe, which came as he chatted with billionaire media tycoon Michael Bloomberg in New York.

Look, I'm very embarrassed by this. I'm extremely sorry about it.

It was a private conversation, but clearly a private conversation that I shouldn't have had and won't have again. My office has already been in touch with the Palace to make that clear and I will do so as well.

– Prime Minister David Cameron

The Prime Minister came under fire after being picked up by a TV microphone on Tuesday telling former New York mayor Bloomberg of the relief he felt at not having to inform the Queen that Scotland had left the United Kingdom.

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Prince William scores winning goal in table football

The Duke of Cambridge scored the winning goal during a game of table football when he joined a group of Maltese teenagers for a lunchtime match.

The Duke of Cambridge plays table football as he visits a young people's centre in Vittoriosa. Credit: PA Wire

William showed off his skills during a visit to a centre providing a range of services for youngsters and adults from an impoverished area of Malta.

The Duke went on to play an Xbox football game with three teenage boys, taking one of his computer footballers on a mazy run before getting tackled.

The Duke of Cambridge plays computer games in Malta. Credit: PA Wire

Earlier today, the Prince attended a mass to commemorate Malta's 50 years of independence.

The Duke is welcomed at the St John's co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. Credit: PA Wire

The second-in-line to the throne has travelled to Malta in place of his pregnant wife Kate who withdrew due to a severe form of morning sickness.

Prince William: Kate is 'so sad' not to be in Malta

Prince William joining a commemoration of Malta's 50 years of independence is believed to be the first time the second-in-line to the throne has attended a public mass.

Kate was forced to withdraw from the two-day trip - scheduled to be her first official solo overseas visit - as she is still suffering from a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.

Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge in August. Credit: BR/Dana Press Photos/Press Association Images

When William was officially welcomed by Maltese president Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca yesterday, she asked about his wife and the Duke said she was "so-so", adding "she's so sad not to be here".

The cathedral was built in the 16th century as the church of the Order of the Knights of St John, former rulers of Malta and is lavishly decorated in the baroque style.

Prince William joins mass for Malta's independence

The Duke of Duke of Cambridge joined a solemn mass attended by leading national figures to commemorated Malta's 50 years of independence.

The Duke of Cambridge waves to well-wishers before departing from the independence day service at St John's co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In the majestic setting of St John's Co-Cathedral in the capital Valletta, prayers were said and hymns sung in thanksgiving for five decades of self rule.

Prince William, a last minute replacement for his pregnant wife, sat in the front pew with Britain's high commissioner to Malta Rob Luke during the hour-long mass.

Prince William jokes Malta 'would not survive' George

The Duke of Cambridge has joked about how Malta would not "survive" a visit by Prince George, as he joined the country for celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its independence.

Prince William talks with participants after a re-enactment of a 16th century military parade Credit: Reuters

William was a last minute replacement for his pregnant wife Kate, forced to withdraw with severe morning sickness.

Prince William meets Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Credit: Reuters

When the Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca asked the Prince about bringing his young son next, the second-in-line to the throne quipped: "Malta may not survive baby George".

Hinting at the damage his 13-month-old son could wreak he looked around the lavishly decorated room and said "there's a lot of precious things here".

The Duchess of Cambridge was forced to cancel her trip to Malta due to sickness. Credit: PA Wire
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