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RNLI: Man found 'clinging to rope in Holyhead Harbour'

Volunteers for the lifeboat rescue service in Anglesey, Wales have rescued a man who was found clinging to a rope in Holyhead Harbour in the early hours of this morning.

The man, who is in his late Twenties, is said to be in a severe hypothermic condition but is otherwise well.

The lifeboat team were alerted at 4:40am this morning after a member of the public heard cried for help.

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Kate and William share a joke on Anglesey visit

William and Kate share a joke.
William and Kate share a joke.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed and happy as they shared a joke with runners in Anglesey.

William and Kate meet some of the marathon runners ahead of the race.
William and Kate meet some of the marathon runners ahead of the race.

Wearing a tweed jacket and slim black trousers the Kate laughed as she met some of the runners and their families and volunteers before the start of the ultra marathon.

William and Kate meet some of the marathon runners ahead of the race.
William and Kate meet some of the marathon runners ahead of the race.

Surprise Kate visit marks royal farewell to Welsh home

The Duchess of Cambridge's decision to join her husband at the launch of an ultra-marathon today was a surprise and her attendance was only revealed this morning.

The royal couple have lived on Anglesey for years and have always spoken of their love of the island.

Surprise Duchess of Cambridge appearance marks royal farewell to Anglesey home.
Surprise Duchess of Cambridge appearance marks royal farewell to Anglesey home. Credit: Phil Noble/PA Wire

William said a public goodbye a fortnight ago as he confirmed his young family would be leaving their Welsh home and moving "elsewhere" when his posting comes to an end this month, having completed his three-year tour as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot based at RAF Valley on Anglesey.

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The Duke is widely expected to leave north Wales and return to London with Kate and their baby son to take on more royal duties rather than stay in the service.

Duchess' first appearance since birth of Prince George

The Duchess of Cambridge will make her first public appearance since the birth of Prince George today as she joins husband William at the start of a marathon event on Anglesey.

The Duke of Cambridge is making one of his final public engagements on Anglesey as the new father's time on the island comes to an end.

The Duke will be joined by the Duchess of Cambridge but without Prince George.
The Duke will be joined by the Duchess of Cambridge but without Prince George. Credit: Michael Middleton/PA

William will be joined by Kate as he starts the gruelling, three-day annual "ultra" marathon run around the coast of the island, known as the Ring O' Fire.

The Duke and Duchess will meet some of the runners and their families and volunteers before the start - but the couple will not be bringing the royal baby.

The annual event is a 135-mile foot race around the rugged coast of Anglesey, staged over three days and including 13,695 feet of ascent.

The last time the Duchess was seen in public was the day after the birth of Prince George.

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Kate to join Prince William for marathon launch

by - Royal Correspondent

The Duchess of Cambridge will join Prince William when he starts the Anglesey ultra marathon today.

But the royal couple will appear without Prince George.

The Duchess' first official engagement with the Prince was also in Anglesey, while she was still Kate Middleton.
The Duchess' first official engagement with the Prince was also in Anglesey, while she was still Kate Middleton. Credit: Arrow Press/EMPICS Entertainment

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