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Prince Harry was in the crowd here last night and today the historic venue will witness the coronation of a new king. Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis will both make their debuts in tonight's final as they chase the £200,000 prize on offer to the winner of the Professional Darts Corporation's Ladbrokes.com World Championship.

Prince Harry opens remembrance field for Afghan fallen

The first remembrance field dedicated to those killed in Afghanistan was opened by Prince Harry today.

Three confirmed dead in helicopter crash

Police are investigating the cause of a helicopter crash in Northern Ireland on Saturday that killed three people, including a close friend of Prince Charles and his two sons.

The Event, Channel 4, Friday<br/>The Taking of Prince Harry, Channel 4, Thursday

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Last Night's TV: The Taking of Prince Harry/Channel 4<br />Never Mind the Buzzcocks/BBC2

With churning inevitability, The Taking of Prince Harry has the pundits in a lather. The latest in a mini-string of Channel 4 shockumentaries, last night's 90-minute flight of imagination showed the hypothetical kidnapping of the Queen's better-looking grandson (snigger), playing out the drama with interjections from experts in the field of... well, royal kidnapping.

First Night: The Taking of Prince Harry, Channel 4

Drama ill at ease with the real and present dangers

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The Mail and The Telegraph believe that they represent the views of many Conservative voters more faithfully than David Cameron

Rooney apologises for pitch outburst at fans

Wayne Rooney has apologised for "any offence caused" by his post-match rant at England's fans in Cape Town last night.

Prince Harry to go back to Afghanistan

Prince Harry could return to serve in Afghanistan after changing his career path in the armed forces and being accepted to train as an Apache helicopter pilot.

2020 vision: Lily Allen returns from obscurity to light up the longest-running music show in television history

I know, I know, you've hardly woken up after the King's Speech and you're still recovering from the Doctor Who Christmas Special (Florence Welch – the best doctor ever). But let's do a bit of time-travelling of our own, back across the past decade in the arts, way back to Copenhagen at the end of 2009. Remember the climate-change conference? If it yielded little else, at least it gave us David Hare's The Green Machine. His one-man, real-time, tour-de-force staging of the final 36 hours of the conference, playing 14 heads of state (with his quiff as his only prop), was performed once only, thank God, and has gone down in theatrical legend. Were you one of the seven people said to have stayed awake until the word-for-word recreation of the 4.30am treaty ratification? Bravo!

Party Of The Week: Just look who's deerstalking at the Sherlock Holmes premiere

The scene outside the Sherlock Holmes premiere after-party perfectly recreated Victorian London, with a horse-drawn carriage and flaming torches.

Minister defends Afghan mission as a nation remembers

As the Queen led the nation in paying respect to Britain's war dead on Remembrance Sunday the Defence Minister, Bob Ainsworth defended the country's mission in Afghanistan, saying the level of involvement could not be determined by public opinion.

Prince Harry set to inherit millions from Diana's estate

Prince Harry will become entitled to part of the inheritance left to him by his mother Diana, Princess of Wales when he turns 25 next week.

Prince Harry: 'Is Piers Morgan really a prat?'

Amanda Holden has revealed Prince Harry has a low opinion of her fellow Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan.

Prince Harry has doubts over pilot ability

Prince Harry has spoken of his self-doubts over being able to cut it as an Army pilot.

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