Prince Harry To Attend London Marathon Despite Boston Bombings

Prince Harry will hand out medals to the elite competitors at the London Marathon

Prince Harry will wait at the finish line to hand out medals at the London Marathon despite the Boston Marathon bombings.

The royal, who is patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, will still will make the presentations to the winners of the various races including the elite men and women events.

LONDON MARATHON WILL GO AHEAD DESPITE BOSTON BOMBINGS

A St James’s Palace spokesman confirmed that the prince would be attending the marathon as planned, he said: ‘As far as we’re concerned there’s nothing to suggest any change.’

Prince Harry will also meet volunteers involved in the running of the event, including members of St John Ambulance.

Following the fatal explosions that hit the Boston Marathon on Monday, security surrounding this weekend’s London Marathon is being reviewed.

London Marathon chief executive Nick Bitel said in a statement: ‘The London Marathon has detailed security plans which are developed in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police.

‘They take account of many contingencies, including this type of threat and incident, but one can’t be complacent and when it has happened, you need to then review those plans you have in place to see what else may be necessary.

‘That is certainly what we are going to be doing in the forthcoming hours and days.’

Martin Richard, eight, Krystle Campbell, 29, and an unnamed Boston University graduate student have been confirmed as dead following the Boston explosions. More than 170 people were injured in total.

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