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Beckham joins Duke to back anti-poaching campaign

David Beckham joined the Duke of Cambridge to warn about the "devastating" effects of poaching, as the pair kicked off their new #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign in London today.

The social media campaign aims to use the power of football to raise awareness of the illegal trade in endangered animals.

The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham at the launch of the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign.
The Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham at the launch of the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Speaking to the specially invited audience of conservationists the former England captain said:

"We're in a world where our generation, and the younger generation can really, really make a difference and we really need to do it now.

"Are we on side of the criminals? Or are we on the side of the animals? I know what side we're all on and I'm sure you know what side you're all on."

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William wishes England's World Cup squad well in video

The Duke of Cambridge has recorded a message of support for the England football team ahead of the World Cup and called on the nation to play its part.

In an open message to England manager Roy Hodgson and the squad, Prince William said: "Having spent some time with the England players after the Peru game at Wembley, I am sure they will be ready for the challenge.

"To the thousands of England fans making the long trip out in support, I hope you have a great time and see some amazing football."

The Royal said both he and his son Prince George would take part in some capacity, adding, "I can assure you that George and I will be having a go ourselves".

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Royals wave goodbye as journey home begins

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George, have boarded their first flight on the journey back home as their Australian tour draws to an end.

ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:

Will and Kate place poppies in war memorial

The Duke and Duchess have each placed a poppy in honour of fallen military personnel from Australia and New Zealand.

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William and Kate appear at Anzac Day parade

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined a memorial parade in Canberra to mark Anzac Day.

William wore his military service medals to the ceremony, while Kate wore a Poppy brooch given to her by the wife of an Australian Victoria Cross holder.

William and Kate at an Anzac Day event in Australia. Credit: APTN

The service falls on the final day of the royals' tour of the country.

Read: Royals remember Australia's war dead on Anzac Day

Royals remember Australia's war dead on Anzac Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were up before dawn for a solemn remembrance of Australia's war dead.

The couple made an unannounced appearance in the darkness at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra for the early service marking Anzac Day - a national day of remembrance for the nation's fallen, veterans and those still serving.

William and Kate at an Anzac Day memorial service

With the Australian War Memorial lit up behind them, William and Kate quietly arrived at around 5am local time on Friday.

Kate, 32, in a cream scarf and black coat and black leather gloves, stood to William's right, her hands clasped in front of her as they listened to the early readings which were already under way.

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