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Charles meets US politicians at ambassador's residence

Prince Charles attended a reception at the British Ambassador to the US's residence in Washington after a busy day of events across the city.

Charles and Camilla greeted by Washington crowds

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge began their four-day trip to the USA by visiting some of Washington's famous monuments.

However, many in the crowds weren't entirely sure who the heir to the throne was and those who did were disappointed the couple weren't William and Kate.

ITV News correspondent Tim Ewart reports from Washington:

British ambassador 'delighted' to welcome royal couple

British Ambassador to the US Sir Peter Westmacott said he is "delighted" to welcome Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall back to Washington after 10 years.

The royal couple attended an event at the British Embassy in Washington.

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Funeral service begins for Duchess of Cornwall's brother

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales have arrived at a private funeral for her brother Mark Shand, at the Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine, Dorset.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine, Dorset. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The conservationist and travel writer Mark Shand died unexpectedly last week after falling and hitting his head in New York.

Camilla's son Tom Parker-Bowles attends the funeral with his mother. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
The coffin of Mark Shard is carried into Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Funeral for Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand

The funeral will take place later today for the Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand.

Mr Shand, who was a conservationist and travel writer, died last week after falling and hitting his head on the pavement in New York.

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand, pictured in India last year. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Prince Charles will be among mourners at a private family ceremony at the Holy Trinity Church in the Dorset village of Stourpaine.

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