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Prince Harry pokes fun at Jeremy Hunt over bell accident

03 AUGUST 2012

Prince Harry couldn't help cracking jokes at the expense of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Thursday.

The London 2012 Ambassador poked fun at the famous bell accident as he entertained a group of young sporting hopefuls in the gardens of Clarence House.

 

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The Culture Secretary was ringing a bell at an event to celebrate the opening of the Olympics when it flew off its handle and narrowly avoided hitting a group of women.

Prince Harry said: "Hopefully one of these great legacies of London 2012 will be that the Olympic athletes from this country and around the world will inspire future generations to take up sport. Every one of you here today are now the leaders of that legacy whether you like it or not..."

"I urge you to pick up the torch, or in Jeremy's case, the bell, and I expect to see your faces again when you stand on the podium at Rio (2016) and beyond."

The crowd present laughed and the camera focused on the politician, who seemed to take the joshing with good grace.





The third-in-line had another dig later when he told the junior athletes: "I hope you've all got tickets to watch your events" before gesturing at the politician and adding: "If not, this is your man."

After hosting the reception, the Prince raced to the velodrome to join his brother Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge and cheer on Sir Chris Hoy and his team-mates, who eventually won the gold medal.

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