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Prince Harry Shows His Silly Side at a Youth Reception

Prince Harry individually spoke to the winners of the First National Finals of the School Games.

Prince Harry showed his London Olympics pride with a lapel pin this morning at a special reception. He invited 25 young athletes to his father Prince Charles's official residence, Clarence House. The youngsters were selected to attend after they won their own gold medals at the First National Finals of the School Games, with which Harry is involved, in May. Along with UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Prince Harry said a few words. Harry teased Jeremy about an incident last month, in which a bell Jeremy rang during an Olympics ceremony broke apart and nearly flew into a group of bystanders. Harry sought to inspire the 25 kids to think about the Rio 2016 games. He said, "Because of your achievements, you have become role models — not just for your friends at school but for the next generation of British athletes. I urge you to pick up the torch — or, in Jeremy's case, the bell — and I expect to see your faces again when you stand on the podium at Rio and beyond."

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