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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Croydon

The Duchess and the Prince arrive in Croydon. Credit: ITN

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to Croydon today. The royal couple went to see how the area is recovering following the riots and also met students at Croydon College.

Prince Charles is met by young people at Croydon College. Credit: ITN
The Duchess visits a hair and makeup class. Credit: ITN

HMS Ocean open to public

HMS Ocean passes through the Thames Credit: ITV

The warship helping provide security to the Olympic and Paralympic games is opening to the public today.

The Royal Navy's largest warship, HMS Ocean, has been in London since 13th July playing a key role in providing security to the Olympic Games.

HMS Ocean's Olympic theme Credit: ITV

Moored at the Greenwich Tier buoys during the Paralympics, she is acting as an operating base for Royal Navy Lynx helicopters in support of maritime security operations. She also provides accommodation for over 400 military personnel who are part of the Venue Security Force for Greenwich Park.

Visitors can tour HMS Ocean - moored in Greenwich - between 10am and 4pm.