Harry at brain injury charity

Prince Harry has followed in his mother's footsteps when he opened the new headquarters of a brain injury charity during his visit to Nottingham.

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James Cracknell praises Prince Harry's charity visit

James Cracknell has said that Prince Harry's visit to Headway a charity which helps those with brain injuries, will help raise the profile of the charity and the cause.

He said: "one of the things about brain injury is the hidden illness. If you're walking, talking, people think you're OK.

"With the profile a royal visit brings so many more people will have heard of Headway."

Cracknell won gold at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Olympics in Athens. James suffered a brain injury in a near fatal accident after being struck from behind by a truck while cycling through Arizona in 2010.

Prince Harry wears Anzac Day poppy

Prince Harry arrived at the opening of the new headquarters for the charity Headway wearing a poppy to commemorate Anzac Day.
Prince Harry arrived at the opening of the new headquarters for the charity Headway wearing a poppy to commemorate Anzac Day.

Prince Harry arrived at the opening of the new headquarters for the charity Headway wearing a poppy to commemorate Anzac Day. The national day of remembrancefor armed forces who have died in the service of their country in Australia and New Zealand.

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Charity: 'Thrilled' that Prince Harry will open new HQ

Brain injury charity Headway said it is "thrilled and delighted" that Prince Harry will open the new headquarters for the charity in Nottingham.

Princess Diana's support of the charity greatly enhanced its profile and made more people aware not only of brain injury and its effects, but also of the help that was available.

We hope Prince Harry's visit will help us achieve similar results and we offer our sincere thanks to His Royal Highness for taking time out of his busy schedule to support us in this way.

It will be a momentous day in the history of the charity.

– Andrew Green MBE, Chair of Headway

Prince Harry to follow in Diana's footsteps with charity

Prince Harry will follow in his mother's footsteps to support brain injury charity Headway as he opens the charity's new home in Nottingham today.

Diana, Princess of Wales was patron of Headway from 1991 to 1996 Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive

During his visit, the Prince will meet people who have been directly affected by brain injury and will be offered the chance to take part in an interactive workshop designed to provide people with an insight into the difficulties people with brain injury can face.

It will be the Prince Harry's first official engagement in the city of Nottingham, he will also visit a youth centre and a recording studio.

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