Glasgow 2014: William and Kate enjoy Commonwealth Games action

Prince William (right),with his wife Kate and Prince Harry (left) watch the early rounds of the gymnastics Prince William (right),with his wife Kate and Prince Harry (left) watch the early rounds of the gymnastics

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been spotted enjoying the action at Glasgow 2014.

The trio took their seats just before 15:00 in the family section of the Hydro arena to watch the gymnastics.

It is the first of several sessions that William, Kate and Harry are due to attend as competition on day five of the Commonwealth Games continues.

Their arrival at the Hydro went almost unnoticed by the crowds until cameras showed them on the arena's big screens.

Spectators broke into applause as a close-up of the duke and duchess and Harry flashed up.

Among the gymnasts competing were the Welsh women's and men's teams.

The three Royals later watched Scott Fitzgerald of England win his men's welterweight boxing bout against Azumah Mohammed of Ghana.

The Royal trio later watched the boxing at the Commonwealth Games The Royal trio later watched the boxing at the Commonwealth Games

The royal group later visited the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, where they met members of the Australian and English teams.

Prince Harry met two Australian players who were "photo-bombed" by his grandmother last week.

Jayde Taylor was posing for a photo with team-mate Brooke Peris when the Queen appeared in the background smiling over her shoulder.

Brooke Peris and Jayde Taylor: 'Prince Harry hates selfies'

The hockey player then posted the picture on Twitter, writing: "Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!!"

Taylor said: "We asked him if he would do a selfie with us so we could add it to our collection, but he said 'I hate selfies but I will definitely do a photo with you'."

He then posed for a photo with some of the Australian and English teams.

Prince Harry with players from the Australian hockey team during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Prince Harry with players from the Australian hockey team during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

William, Kate and Harry also watched the action at Tollcross Swimming Centre.

Before the races got under way two members of the Australian team came over and passed a yellow kangaroo mascot to William and Kate.

They took photos of the couple holding the cuddly kangaroo before reclaiming it.

The royals applauded as they watched Jazz Carlin win gold for Wales in the women's 800m freestyle final, and England's Ollie Hynd win gold in the men's 200m individual medley SM8.

Prince Harry looks on as Kate and William receive a toy kangaroo from Australia"s Grant Irvine and Jessica Coroners at Tollcross swimming pool Prince Harry looks on as Kate and William receive a toy kangaroo at Tollcross swimming pool

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    Text 80295 Vouchers for pregnant smokers - Your views

    John, Edinburgh: Unfortunately, research in other areas has shown that such financial incentives will only lead to an increase in smoking among pregnant women so that more women can claim reward for apparently stopping smoking later.

    Anon: Paying pregnant women to stop smoking: outrageous, ridiculous and an embarrassing waste of taxpayers' money, seeing as there was still an 80% failure rate. Surely if smoking in public places is banned due to the harm it causes people, then smoking whilst pregnant should be banned due to the harm it causes the poor unborn children?!

     
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    07:06: Vouchers 'help pregnant smokers quit'

    Offering shopping vouchers worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit, say researchers.

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    They have published the results of a trial involving 600 women from Glasgow in the British Medical Journal.

    More than 20% of the women offered vouchers stopped smoking, compared with 9% given normal NHS support alone.

    The Royal College of Midwives said incentivising healthy behaviours using money was "not ideal" - and expensive.

     
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    07:01: Snow on the way...

    Yellow "be aware" warnings have been issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland.

    The warnings are in place across the entire country from 08:00 on Wednesday to 23:55 on Thursday.

    About 5-10cm (1-3in) is expected at lower levels with 10cm (5in) over higher ground.

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    BBC Weather's Chris Blanchett said: "By [this] morning, there will be snow across the northwest Highlands.

    "During the day that snow level will come down, and we'll see snow showers across central and southern Scotland as well."

     
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    07:00: Rise and shine Thomas McGuigan BBC Scotland News

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