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Prince George and Princess Charlotte join Prince William on Sandringham Estate on Father's Day

The Duke of Cambridge spent Father's Day with his two eldest children today as they helped him kick off a half marathon event on the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

Prince William, who turns 39 tomorrow, was joined by Prince George, seven, and Princess Charlotte, six, at the beginning of the event in Sandringham, Norfolk.

Dressed casually in a pale blue shirt and a pair of navy chinos, the proud dad addressed runners and then held the microphone down to the two children so that they could count down to the start of the race together.

The royal trio were then seen waving as enthusiastic competitors passed them by at the beginning of their 13.1 mile circuit.

Prince William appeared smiling and relaxed today, despite reports he 'threw Prince Harry out' of their joint household at Kensington Palace following a blistering row between the brothers. The clash has been detailed by historian and biographer Robert Lacey, in his book Battle of Brothers which is being serialised in The Times.

It reportedly came as Harry's wife Meghan Markle was being accused of bullying her staff at the palace. When William was informed about the 'dossier of distress' that had been compiled in relation to her behaviour, he was concerned and had to speak with his brother face to face, resulting in a bitter row which left both princes unhappy with each other and led William to take the decision to split their household. 

The Duke of Cambridge spent Father's Day with his two eldest children today as they helped him kick off a half marathon event on the Queen's Sandringham Estate

Prince William, who turns 39 tomorrow, was joined by Prince George, seven, and Princess Charlotte, six, at the beginning of the event in Sandringham, Norfolk

Dressed casually in a pale blue shirt and a pair of navy chinos, the proud dad held the microphone down to the two children so that they could count down to the start of the race together

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