Cornish charity ShelterBox has been chosen as one of three charities to receive funds from the world premiere of the new James Bond film Spectre. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have nominated ShelterBox to benefit from one of London’s biggest red carpet events, the Royal Film Performance at the Royal Albert Hall on October 26.
The Royal Film Performance is held in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the charity for the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries, which provides support for those working behind the scenes in times of hardship. Save The Children will also benefit. The charities receive an equal share of the value of tickets, and sales of a special souvenir programme featuring a page about ShelterBox.
This is ShelterBox’s second brush with Hollywood action movie fame this year. The charity’s Australian affiliate provided ShelterBoxes and tents for closing shots of a post-earthquake shelter camp at the climax of the summer blockbuster ‘San Andreas’ starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
‘For ShelterBox to have been put in the spotlight in this way, and given the chance to benefit from such a Royal and celebrity occasion, is a huge honour. The world’s media will be there, and we will have the chance to tell some very famous and influential people what we do, and how we do it.’
It has been announced that Prince Harry is to visit a Devon rugby club next Wednesday, 7 October.
The Prince - who is patron of the All Schools rugby programme - will see how it has been encouraging youngsters in Paignton to take up the sport.
He'll go on to Exeter to see the Rugby World Cup match between Namibia and Georgia.
The Earl of Wessex was in Barnstaple today to officially open the new chemotherapy and day treatment unit at North Devon District Hospital.Read the full story ›
The Queen became the country's longest serving monarch today - breaking the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
In her 63 years and seven months on the throne the Queen has paid numerous visits to the South West - giving thousands of people special memories of our monarch.
Claire Manning has been hearing some of those stories:
Today the Queen becomes Britain's longest serving monarch.
She's made many trips to the West Country - but perhaps her most memorable is her first ever official visit to a pub.
Queen Elizabeth visited the Bridge Inn in Topsham in 1998 - drawing media interest from all over the world:
Next month the Queen will become the longest serving monarch in British History, and we'll be commemorating her life on the throne.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's day supporting sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew in the America's Cup World Series was blown off course by bad weather.
Parts of William and Kate's itinerary had to cancelled and new venues found for other events after heavy rain and blustery conditions swept into Portsmouth.
Sir Ben, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, is due to skipper his team on the second day of the opening leg of the World Series but it's been confirmed that racing has been abandoned for the day.
After being forced to return to dry land, Sir Ben said: "The English summer, you just can't count on it.
"Yesterday was the most amazing day of my sailing career. There were so many people out, everyone had a fantastic time.
"Today was a shame but we will get that sorted out and book the weather in for next year."
The royal couple had hoped to watch the first of two races from a boat but this was cancelled along with a tour of a festival site as the ground was waterlogged.
William and Kate left their children - Prince George and Princess Charlotte - in the care of their personal staff to travel to the south coast for the event.
The Duchess, who is a keen sailor, joined Sir Ben in June last year when he formally launched Britain's bid to win the America's Cup for the first time.
Points collected during the World Series determine who will challenge the US for the America's Cup which will be staged in Bermuda in 2017.
Sir Ben is off to a flying start after his crew clinched a win and a second place during the two races staged yesterday in front of thousands of spectators.
Cornwall based sailing star - Sir Ben Ainslie - has triumphed in the first round of the America's Cup World Series - after racing was called off because of bad weather.
It's the first time the sailing competition has taken place in the UK since 1851 - and yesterday he came from behind to win the race in front of a packed Portsmouth harbour.
Torrential downpours meant today's event had to be cancelled.
Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales paid a visit on the second day of the opening leg.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have completed a busy schedule of visits to the county, visiting all parts of the Duchy over the past three days.
The last day of the tour included a visit to Fistral Beach in Newquay.
Here they were shown how the marine litter which regularly washes up on our shores is now being recycled.
The Prince also had a close encounter with two giant creatures from the sea during the visit.
Steve Hardy reports.
It's the final day of the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall's visit to the Duchy and today they're at Fistral Beach, Newquay. They're seeing how local charities are tackling litter on our coastline.
The Duchess of Cornwall stops for a picture with 'Larry the Lobster' and 'Sally the Starfish', who are environmental campaigners from the Marine Conservation Society.