Prince Andrew's Shard abseil

The Duke of York has successfully abseiled down Europe's tallest building, The Shard. Prince Andrew was raising money for The Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity which he is chairman of. William Hague's wife Ffion also took part.

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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.

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