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Scientists welcome royal visitor

The Duke of York
The Duke meets scientists at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Prince Andrew has visited Oxfordshire's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to find out how science is contributing to industry.

The Duke of York holds the role of the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.

He looked at cameras used to map tropical rainforests and lasers used to break apart air molecules.

The Duke completed his tour with a visit to BMW's mini production plant in Cowley, to see how the cars are made.

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