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Air ambulance boss: William an 'extremely good pilot'

The chief executive of East Anglia Air Ambulance has said that the Duke of Cambridge brings a wealth of experience to his new role as a helicopter pilot with the organisation.

First of all his professional skills as an extremely good pilot. He has very good track record in the air-sea rescue service and of course he will bring a lot more awareness of the work of our ambulance charities both here and across the UK.

– Chief executive of East Anglia Air Ambulance Patrick Peal


William and Cameron lay wreaths at twilight service

The Duke of Cambridge and David Cameron have laid wreaths during a twilight ceremony commemorating the First World War.

The Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister David Cameron accept the wreaths.
The wreaths are laid at the St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons, Belgium, during a twilight ceremony.
A lone guard plays the Last Post at the ceremony.

William, Kate and Harry meet families of WW1 soldiers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry as they met the families of soldiers who fought in the First World War.

William and Kate meet with the families of fallen WW1 soldiers at an event near Mons, Belgium.
Someone takes a photograph of Prince Harry as he mingles at the St Symphorien event.

William and Kate visit the graves of WW1 soldiers

New Editor Jonathan Wald tweeted from the St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons, Belgium:


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. 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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