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Mark Sutton is believed to have hit a mountain ridge while taking part in wingsuit dive in the Swiss Alps

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The Duke of Edinburgh has carried out his first official engagement in nearly two months, saying it was a “great pleasure to be back in circulation”.

Royal Baby: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge register birth of Prince George

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Badar Azim posts Prince George's birth notice in the Palace courtyard

Indian footman who helped to announce the birth of Prince George to the world is back in India after visa expires

Badar Azim rose to his position at the Palace from a childhood in a Calcutta slum

Reason to be cheerful: official 'life satisfaction' survey reveals happiness is up and anxiety down

Amid Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations the UK decided to look on bright side of life

Novellist wins the King George VI in a record time at Ascot

Kate leaves no doubts with Deauville win

Unlike Falmouth Stakes triumph, John Gosden’s filly enjoys clear-cut  success in filthy weather

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing the now iconic Jenny Packham blue dress

Jenny from the blue-blooded block: Duchess of Cambridge dress designer Packham is inducted into the fashion royal family

Appearance of blue polka-dots on the new mother follows the likes of Helen Mirren and Judy Murray stepping out in Packham's creations

Royal baby: Uncle (Prince) Harry says he'll make sure Prince George 'has fun' - is that a threat or a promise?

Prince Harry has said that his role in the upbringing of his nephew, the royal baby Prince George, will be to “make sure he has fun”.

Mahmood al-Zarooni has been banned for eight years

Godolphin will face no further doping charges

Report finds Mahmood al-Zarooni's assistant Charlie Appleby was unaware of what was going on

People queue to see the Easel displaying the Royal Birth announcement letter at Buckingham Palace

Leave the Royals alone? If only it was that simple

The monarchy has played the PR game for generations

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Welcome, baby George. And don't mind the millions of eyes watching your every move

The royal baby's name has been decided. It had to be something simple, English and firm, didn’t it?

Leading Light will spearhead Aidan O’Brien’s St Leger challenge

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