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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mark World Mental Health Day with Harrow College visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Harrow College Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked World Mental Health Day at an event hosted by the charity Mind at Harrow College in North West London.

The royal couple met young people who have battled their own mental health problems and now volunteer with Mind in Harrow or the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, to raise awareness about mental health with other young people.

The Duchess of Cambridge meets youngsters during the visit.

Royal trio plant poppies around Tower of London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accompanied by Prince Harry to view the thousands of ceramic poppies which have been planted around the Tower of London.

The royal trio each planted a ceramic version of the flower in the Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red art installation to pay tribute to the British soldiers who fell during World War One.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry at the Tower of London. Credit: PA
The Duchess of Cambridge talks to a Yeoman Warder as she arrives for a visit to the Tower of London. Credit: PA
The royals visit the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation. Credit: PA

The Tower's moat currently consists of 120,000 poppies but more will be added over the coming months until there are 888,246 on November 11.

Every poppy planted will mark each British and Colonial death during the war.

Prince William was heard telling the artwork's creator Paul Cummins, that the piece was "spectacular" before they joined him to climb the Middle Tower to view the artwork from up high.


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Royal watchers wait in the rain for baptism

Two royal fans who have been camping outside St James's Palace yesterday afternoon told Daybreak that they were willing to spend hours in the rain because they love the royal family.

The two royal fans said they both loved the royal family and often came down for big events.

Draped in a Union flag one royal watcher said she often came to London for royal events: "I love William and Kate and Harry and I was at St Mary's for Prince George being born and I felt I had to come here."

Another royal fan added: "I just love the royal family."

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Prince George to be christened in Chapel Royal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with Prince George. Credit: PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son Prince George will be christened later in front of close family and friends of his parents.

The three-month-old baby, who will one day be king, will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, in the little known Chapel Royal at St James's Palace this afternoon.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are expected to be at the ceremony along with the Prince of Wales, who has become a grandfather for the first time, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.

Kate's family - parents Carole and Michael Middleton and siblings Pippa and James - are thought to be invited, along with the godparents who, like the guests, have not been publicly named.


Duchess leaves hospital

The Duchess of Cambridge has left hospital this morning after receiving treatment for acute morning sickness.

She left King Edward VII hospital in central London with her husband Prince William. Catherine was admitted on Monday less than 12 weeks pregnant.

St James's Palace says she's now heading to Kensington Palace for a period of rest.

Duchess leaves hospital Credit: Press Association

World watches 'Royal' hospital

News that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first baby has sparked a frenzy among the media and well-wishers.

Their focus is firmly fixed on the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone - a favourite with generations of the Royal Family.

Paul Brand has been speaking to journalists, who have descended on the steps of the hospital, and to medical historian Dr Geoffrey Rivett about why so many generations of royals have been treated there.

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