Thursday, 21 January 2021

Royal Family squirted with water by runners in the London Marathon

TOPSHOT - A runner squirts water towards Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they hand out water to runners during the 2017 London Marathon in London on April 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Chris JacksonCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

LONDON: Prince William, Princess Kate and Prince Harry stood at mile 22 of the London Marathon to hand out water – and then get squirted with it. The three Royals, there as part of Team Heads Together, stood towards the end of the race to high five runners and encourage them to keep going. But at least one runner was so distracted at coming face to face with them that Harry had to remind him to carry on running. Photos also show how some of the water they gave out was misused, with contenders squirting them with the water instead of drinking it.

The Prince used his foam finger to point in the direction the runners were meant to be going in when people slowed down to get a triple high five. The three Royals took selfies and high-fived some of the 40,000 runners, having earlier started the event by pressing a large red button.

The Duke of Cambridge (left), Prince Harry (right) and the Duchess of Cambridge at the start line of the Virgin Money London Marathon, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Picture date: Sunday April 23, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS Marathon. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry hand out water to runners during the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 23, 2017. See PA story SPORT Marathon. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry hand out water to runners during the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 23, 2017. See PA story SPORT Marathon. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hand out water to runners during the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 23, 2017. See PA story SPORT Marathon. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Britain Athletics - London Marathon - London - 23/4/17 Prince Harry poses with the winner of the men's elite race Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru and the winner of the women's elite race Kenya's Mary Jepkosgei Keitany Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic

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