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Prince Andrew 'enjoyed' Shard abseil descent

Prince Andrew, who has completed his charity abseil down London's Shard building, has told reporters: "The charity [The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund] is close to my heart given my time in the Navy. It's about getting young people to face challenges."

He said the most difficult part of the stunt was "walking up" to the top of the building because he had time to "realise" what he was doing.

Yes I did enjoy it. I was curious to see if I would be able to step over the edge! I was scared yes.

There is a moment of trepidation when you step out.

Prince Andrew completes daredevil abseil descent down London's Shard building

Prince Andrew has completed his 250 metre abseil down Europe's tallest building The Shard.

He told the assembled media afterwards: "The most difficult bit was walking up".

His Royal Highness completes the charity abseil.
His Royal Highness completes the charity abseil. Credit: ITV News/Georgina Brewer
Prince Andrew smiles for the cameras.
Prince Andrew smiles for the cameras. Credit: ITV News/Georgina Brewer
Prince Andrew at the bottom of The Shard.
Prince Andrew at the bottom of The Shard. Credit: ITV News/Georgina Brewer

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Prince Andrew abseils down Europe's tallest building

Prince Andrew has begun his 250 metres downward abseil from western Europe's tallest building, The Shard.

His Royal Highness' charity stunt started on the building's 87th floor and ends on the 20th.

Prince Andrew pictured (at the top of the building) from the bottom of The Shard.
Prince Andrew pictured (at the top of the building) from the bottom of The Shard. Credit: ITV News/Clare Fallon
The assembled media direct their camera lenses on The Shard.
The assembled media direct their camera lenses on The Shard. Credit: ITV News/Georgina Brewer
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