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Duke & Duchess of Cambridge squirted with water as they cheer on London Marathon runners

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got more than they bargained for on Sunday at the London Marathon after they were left wet following an unfortunate incident with a water bottle.

The royal couple, who were cheering on the runners and competitors, accidentally got squirted with a water bottle by one of the runners competing in the race.

It isn’t to be unexpected, as the young royals were helping hand out water bottles at the cooling station so athletes can cool down and rehydrate.

Prince Harry joined his brother and sister-in-law at the Marathon, where they watched and cheered on the thousands of competitors running for charity and leisure.

Heads Together is the marathon’s 2017 Charity of the Year, with more than 700 Heads Together runners taking part in order to raise money and raise awareness about mental health.

To help make this year’s marathon a ‘mental health marathon’, all of the runners received a Heads Together headband which many of them opted to wear when running.

William, Kate and Harry officially started the race on Sunday morning, signalling the start of the 26-mile marathon.

The royal trio also handed out medals to the runners as they crossed the finish line on The Mall outside of Buckingham Palace. In his role as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Prince Harry conducted the official medal presentations to the winners of the elite women, men and wheelchair races.

Mary Keitany of Kenya won the elite woman’s race in a world record time of two hours 17 minutes one second.

This was 41 seconds quicker previous record holder and four-time British Olympian Paula Radcliffe in 2005.

Fellow Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s elite race in a time of 2:05:56, closely followed by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele in second place.

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