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Prince Andrew to visit protest-hit Bahrain

The Duke of York is set to visit he protest-hit country of Bahrain on an official visit.

Prince Andrew's trip begins tomorrow and comes after the Government requested he to travelled to the Middle Eastern state.

The Duke of York will begin his visit to Bahrain tomorrow. Credit: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

Bahrain's government, dominated by members of its royal family, has been accused by campaigning groups of a string of human rights abuses since 2011.

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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.

Duke of York challenged by police after Palace break-in

The Duke of York had earlier attended an engagement in central London, supporting new business ventures. Credit: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

The Duke of York was challenged by police at Buckingham Palace less than 48 hours after a break-in at the Queen's London residence.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a man was ordered to verify his identity by two officers in the palace's gardens at around 6pm on Wednesday.

The confrontation came after an intruder had scaled a fence and got inside the palace on Monday night, before being arrested by police.

Report: Duke and Duchess of York 'rekindle romance'

Sarah Ferguson is said to have reunited with her former husband, the Duke of York, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson pictured before their divorce. Credit: The Serpentine Gallery 30th birt /EMPICS Entertainment

The couple have remained close since they divorced in 1996 and both live at Royal Lodge, the former country home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in Berkshire.

The newspaper reported that they joined Beatrice, 25, and her sister, Princess Eugenie, 23, for the weekend at Balmoral, the Queen’s Scottish retreat, earlier this month.

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Online donations to Andrew's charity abseil raise £292,000

Prince Andrew has said he is trying to raise £1 million for charity following his successful abseil descent down London's Shard building today.

Here are his online fundraising pages:

Prince Andrew's page on Virgin Money Giving. Credit: Virgin Money Giving
His Royal Highness' Just Giving page, which has received 53 donations so far. Credit: Just Giving

Foreign Secretary's wife accomplishes charity Shard abseil

Ffion Hague talks to reporters after completing her abseil. Credit: ITV News/Georgina Brewer

Ffion Hague, wife of Foreign Secretary William, has completed her abseil down The Shard building in London.

She has told reporters she is glad it is over. She admits she would not necessarily want to do it again but says it was exhilarating.

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