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Hillary Clinton honoured for diplomacy by Duke of York

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been presented with this year's Chatham House Prize in recognition of her contribution to international diplomacy.

The central London institute also commended Mrs Clinton for her work towards gender equality and opportunities for women and girls.

Hillary Clinton received the crystal award and a scroll signed by The Queen from Prince Andrew. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The annual prize is awarded at Banqueting House in Whitehall to the statesperson deemed to have made the greatest contribution to improving international relations in the previous year.

Earlier husband Bill Clinton tweeted a photo of the power couple enjoying a "beautiful morning walk" in Hyde Park. Credit: Twitter/@billclinton

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.

Prince Andrew joins Twitter as The Duke Of York

Prince Andrew has joined Twitter under the account name The Duke Of York.

The Prince wrote "Welcome to my Twitter account - AY" as his first tweet today:

The account, which has been verified by Twitter, already had 444 followers within 40 minutes of Prince Andrew's first tweet being published.

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Prince Andrew visits Duke of Edinburgh in hospital

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, paid his father Prince Philip a visit in hospital today.

Philip was admitted to the London Clinic a week ago for exploratory abdominal surgery.

Prince Andrew waved to the photographers waiting outside but did not give an update on his father's health.

Prince Andrew leaves the London Clinic Credit: ITV News

Duke of York to abseil down the Shard

The Duke of York will abseil down the Shard skyscraper in London for charity today.

The Duke of York will abseil down the Shard Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

The 52-year-old royal is one of around 40 people to lower themselves down Europe's tallest building for educational charity The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

The Shard is the tallest building in Europe Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Other participants include Ffion Hague, the wife of Foreign Secretary William Hague, and leading businessmen and women.

The Shard is the tallest building in Europe, and its viewing galleries will be open to the public in February next year.

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