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Prince Harry joins Lewis Hamilton to open Silverstone museum


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The Duke of Sussex has teamed with Formula One world champion driver Lewis Hamilton to officially open the new museum at the Silverstone racetrack.

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As Prince Harry arrived in an electric Mercedes, he was greeted by the former world champion Formula One driver Damon Hill and current drivers George Russels and Alex Albon.

Prince Harry said, “There’s nothing better than officially opening a building that is very much open. Saturday marks two years since we were last here, and I can’t believe that you’ve managed to turn a World War Two hangar that was pretty cold, pretty dusty, two years ago, into this remarkable experience. Thank you for being able to do that under a huge amount of pressure as well, thank you for providing so many of these opportunities for so many young people. And thank you for really putting a marker down for what British motor racing means to the world, touching on what Lewis said. It’s a long time coming, having walked through it now I am probably going to have to come back to actually really soak up the experience for myself. “

The visit was one of the last official engagements by Prince Harry as he steps back as a senior royal at the end of the month.