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Prince George is off on his first overseas holiday

Prince George is on his first overseas holiday after he and his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, flew to the Caribbean.

Prince George is off to his first foreign holiday Credit: PA

Kate and her six-month-old son, accompanied by Kate's parents, sister Pippa and brother James flew to the island of Mustique yesterday, The Sun reports.

Prince William remained behind as he continues his studies in agricultural management at Cambridge University.

Prince George to be christened next Wednesday

Prince George will be christened next Wednesday afternoon in front of close family members and friends of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their baby son Prince George. Credit: Michael Middleton/PA Wire

William and Kate's baby son will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the little known Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, with the ceremony starting at 3pm.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "The christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday October 23 at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.

"Prince George will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. The service will start at 3pm and will last approximately 45 minutes."

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A wave with a difference as royals given Potter wands

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are presented with wands at the end of the Harry Potter Tour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are presented with wands at the end of the Harry Potter Tour. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge raise their wands.
Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge raise their wands. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge looks impressed with the new wands.
The Duchess of Cambridge looks impressed with the new wands. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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Royals visit Harry Potter studios for inauguration

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Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertforshire is today being inaugurated by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Duke of Cambridge will also announce the launch of the Prince Williams Scholarships in Film, Television and Games - designed to assist three people in need of financial support to study a postgraduate course in one of the three industries.

Factfile: The Warner Bros. Studio, London

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter is the only attraction where guests can see behind the scenes of the Harry Potter franchise.

  • The £100 million studio is the first of its kind to be built in 70 years
  • It accounts for one third of the feature film production stage space in the UK
  • It is the only film studio in the country to be owned and operated by a major Hollywood studio
  • Home to all eight Harry Potter films, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Goldeneye and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow
  • The studio has nine sound stages, a 100 acre back-lot, and one of the largest underwater filming tanks in Europe

Bear Grylls: Kate 'incredible role model' for Scouts

The Duchess of Cambridge has met with adventurer and TV star Bear Grylls at the National Review of Queen's Scouts, held at Windsor Castle today.

Duchess of Cambridge meets Chief Scout Bear Grylls (2nd L) and Sea Scout Rob Butcher (2nd R). Credit: Reuters/ Olivia Harris

Grylls - who became the UK's youngest Chief Scout in 2009 aged 34 - said Kate was an "incredible role model" who helped show that Scouting was not just for boys.

Grylls said: "She's also such a generous volunteer and everyone is so excited to have her in the Scouting family. Many people have followed her lead and are getting involved and enjoying the adventure."

Duchess of Cambridge greets Scout award winners

The Duchess of Cambridge met with youngsters today, who had received gallantry awards for everyday bravery at the annual National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle.

The annual celebration dates back 80 years, with tens of thousands of young men and women being honoured during that time with King's or Queen's Scout Award for their outstanding personal achievements.

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