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Tour de France: William, Kate and Harry to attend Grand Depart

  • 16 June 2014
  • From the section England
Kate, William and Harry
Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be in Yorkshire for the first leg of the 2014 Tour de France

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Tour De France Grand Depart in Yorkshire on 5 July, Kensington Palace has announced.

The first leg of the Tour de France, the world's biggest cycle race, will take riders from Leeds city centre to Harrogate.

The second day of the race will start in York and end in Sheffield.

Yorkshire beat off bids from Florence and Edinburgh to host the prestigious event.

The race last visited the UK in 2007, when London hosted a prologue ahead of a road stage from the capital to Canterbury, attracting two million spectators.

Leeds is hosting a festival of cycling and the arts to coincide with the arrival of the Tour.

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