[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated:  Wednesday, 5 March, 2003, 16:13 GMT
In pictures: the prince and the football
The prince meets people
1 of 7
Prince Charles meets the waiting crowds after arriving in Ashbourne in Derbyshire for the football match
Prince Charles
2 of 7
The prince is presented with three baseball caps commemorating the Shrovetide game
Crowds
3 of 7
Hundreds of people follow as the prince leads the way to where the game traditionally begins
Held aloft
4 of 7
Three men lift the prince above the crowd so he can show off the hand-stitched ball
On the platform
5 of 7
The prince stands on the brick platform built especially for the game
The ball
6 of 7
The ball is thrown towards the hundreds of people taking part in the game
mass football
7 of 7
The "maddest, oldest, longest" game of football begins





SEE ALSO:
Prince starts 'maddest' game
05 Mar 03 |  England



PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific