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In pictures: the prince and the football
The prince meets people
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Prince Charles meets the waiting crowds after arriving in Ashbourne in Derbyshire for the football match
Prince Charles
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The prince is presented with three baseball caps commemorating the Shrovetide game
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Hundreds of people follow as the prince leads the way to where the game traditionally begins
Held aloft
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Three men lift the prince above the crowd so he can show off the hand-stitched ball
On the platform
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The prince stands on the brick platform built especially for the game
The ball
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The ball is thrown towards the hundreds of people taking part in the game
mass football
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The "maddest, oldest, longest" game of football begins

Prince starts 'maddest' game
05 Mar 03 |  England


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