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Over 100 modern works to feature at Palace exhibition

Creations by Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry will appear among more than 100 contemporary artworks to go on show at Buckingham Palace.

Tracey Emin is among several high-profile artists to loan artworks to Buckingham Palace. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The exhibition will mark the Queen's Diamond jubilee last year, and also features works from David Hockney and Anish Kapoor.

Grayson Perry has loaned designs for his motorbike to the exhibition. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The works were loaned by the Royal Academy and include creations from some of its most high-profile artists.

David Hockney's colourful image of the Queen's initials also features in the exhibition. Credit: Oliver Berg/DPA/Press Association Images

Mr Hockney's work is a colourful image of the Queen's initials from her cypher "EIIR" created on an iPad, while Emin submitted a monoprint portrait of the monarch titled HRH Royal Britannia.

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Man with six-inch kitchen knife 'wanted to see Queen'

A man armed with a six-inch kitchen knife was rugby-tackled to the ground by police outside Buckingham Palace after jumping over a barrier to try and see the Queen. 44-year-old David Belmar from Haringey in north London admitted to trespass at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

David Belmar will stay in custody until he is sentenced following the incident at Buckingham Palace Credit: PA Wire

Belmar was watched by a crowd of around 20 tourists as he tried to run through the palace's north gate just before 11.30am on Monday. Edward Aydin, prosecuting, said: "In police custody, he said to police 'I wanted to see the Queen. I'm not happy about my benefits'."

He added that Belmar, who has mental health issues which he is taking medication for, has a fixation with the Queen and received a caution in 1989 for lighting fireworks and throwing them into the grounds of Buckingham Palace.


Arrest follows security alerts at Buckingham Palace

Today's arrest at Buckingham Palace follows a number of security alerts - last month a suspected burglar managed to get into the building after scaling a fence.

He was found at around 10.30pm on 2nd September in a room that had been open to the public during the day.

A 44-year-old man carrying a knife has been arrested trying to enter Buckingham Palace. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A second man was arrested outside the Palace on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

Man with knife arrested at Buckingham Palace

A man carrying a knife has been arrested trying to enter Buckingham Palace.

A 44-year-old man attempted to enter Buckingham Palace via the north centre gate but was immediately apprehended by police.

The man was searched and found to be in possession of a knife.

He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon.


William put through his paces in Palace football training

Prince William took part in a training session at Buckingham Palace while the grounds hosted its first ever football match.

The Duke of Cambridge was put through his paces in some of the Queen's Household team's training exercises.

In the historic game, Polytechnic FC beat Civil Service FC by two goals to one.

The Civil Service team presented William with two tiny tops for his son, Prince George - one red and the other white, both with "HRH 1" on the back.

Prince William trains with the Queen's Household team

During the day the Duke of Cambridge, president of the Football Association, donned his boots - a present from England striker Wayne Rooney and embossed with WR10 - but not for the match, instead he joined the Queen's Household team for a training session.

Will's skills: the Prince tries his talents out on the royal grounds. Credit: PA
The royal boot: Prince William hosted the match to celebrate The FA's 150 grassroot heroes. Credit: PA
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