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Harry to attend Well Child Awards

Prince Harry is expected to attend the annual WellChild Awards tonight.

The event, held at the London Hilton, recognises the courage of seriously ill children and their families.

15-year-old Cecilia Adamou, from Cobham, is nominated for an award.

The teenager has had heart surgery and is now being treated for tumours in her brain and spine.

Prince Harry at the WellChild awards in 2012 Credit: REUTERS/Lewis Whyld/pool

Invictus Games open at Olympic Park

Prince Harry's Invictus Games have opened at the Olympic Park tonight. He was joined by Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William at the opening ceremony, along with 6,500 spectators. The Duchess of Cambridge has missed the ceremony due to morning sickness.

Prince Harry was joined by the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales at the opening ceremony. Credit: PA

The Games take place over four days and will see wounded servicemen and women from 13 countries take part.

The opening ceremony of the Invictus Games Credit: PA

Prince Harry took to the stage to praised the wounded warriors from around the globe for their stories that "move, inspire and humble"

"No longer are these inspirational men and women defined by their injury but as athletes, competitors and team mates. "Over the next four days we will see some truly remarkable achievements. For some of those taking part, this will be a stepping stone to elite sport but for others it will mark the end of a chapter in their recovery, and the beginning of a new one."

Prince Harry on stage during his speech. Credit: PA

The ceremony has had a distinct military theme with a fly past from The Red Arrows, a display by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and performances by bands from the Royal Marines, Army and RAF.

The ceremony has had a military theme. Credit: PA


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.

Prince Harry drops in on marines' 6,600km challenge

Prince Harry wished Royal Marines good luck before they set off from the Cutty Sark to complete the final phase of their epic ‘1664 challenge’ with a moonlit 30 mile march which finished in London today. The event celebrates 250 years since their formation.

Prince Harry meets Royal Marines at Cutty Sark Credit: Ministry of Defence
Captain Sam Moreton (26), 42 Commando from Exmouth introduces HRH Prince Harry to Mne Tom Barker (19) 45 Cdo, from Carlisle, Cumbria. Credit: Ministry of Defence
Royal Marines taking part in the 1664 Challenge form up in front of the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London last night prior to the final leg of their gruelling journey. Credit: Ministry of Defence
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Prince Harry congratulates Atlantic rowers

It's one of the most gruelling endurance races in the world - rowing 3,000 miles in 48 days across the Atlantic. And, today, Prince Harry was in Oxfordshire to praise the crew, including two injured ex-servicemen, for successfully completing the toughest challenge of their lives.

The Prince was in Henley-on-Thames at the home of rowing and the 'Row to Recovery' charity.

The race has been supported by the Endeavour Fund - set up by him - to encourage more wounded veterans to take up the sport. Mel Bloor was at the Royal event.

Interviewees:Cpl Scott Blaney, crew member and Catherine Yoxall from The River and Rowing Museum.

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