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Friday, 6 April, 2001, 21:36 GMT 22:36 UK
Prince Harry injured at party
Prince Harry
Prince Harry cut his right foot just above his shoe
Prince Harry is on crutches after accidentally putting his foot through a glass door.

The 16-year-old prince was at a private party with friends when the accident happened, said St James's Palace.


Someone came rushing through a door and he put out his foot to stop it swinging back but unfortunately pushed too hard

St James's Palace
Harry needed several stitches in hospital after his right foot was injured, a spokeswoman said.

The prince, who is living at his father's Highgrove residence in Gloucestershire, was at a party on Thursday night when he stuck his foot out to stop a glass door from slamming shut.

A spokeswoman said: "Someone came rushing through a door and he put out his foot to stop it swinging back but unfortunately pushed too hard and his foot went through a pane of glass at the base of the door."

'Good spirits'

She added: "He cut his foot on the pane on Thursday and went to hospital today for a few stitches.

"The cut is just above the shoe line on his right foot.

"He will be on crutches for 48 hours to stop him putting pressure on it.

"He's fine and is in good spirits."

St James's Palace described the injury as "minor".

In November Harry underwent a minor operation after chipping a bone in his thumb playing football.

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