Kate Middleton and Prince Harry run side by side for a good cause

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went head-to-head with each other and Prince Harry in a sprint race at the Olympic Park today as they raised funds for charity.

Harry showed he had the wheels to whizz past his elder brother and sister-in-law at the racing track in east London where 150 runners gathered to promote the Heads Together organisation.

The competitors are racing for the mental health charity at the London Marathon on April 23 which is fronted by the three members of the Royal family.

Onlookers saw Prince Harry, 32, win the 50 metre sprint but not before some playful gamesmanship on the start line by Wills trying to stop his wife from getting a good start.

However, the Duchess of Cambridge seemed to be taking the event the most seriously as she donned full sports attire whilst her husband and brother-in-law plumped for chinos and trainers.

The 35-year-old, a keen sportswoman at school, did get off the line quickly but was overtaken by Wills and Harry who battled it out until the finish line.

The future King, 34, did get in his excuses early though when he joked, “Oh my hamstring” after being briefed before the race.

After beating his brother to the line Harry patted Wills on the back who then hugged and laughed with his wife.

Each royal ran the relay with a team of runners including athletes Iwan Thomas and Paula Radcliffe as well as television presenter Sian Williams.

The event was part of a training session for the runners who only have a couple of months until they lace up their trainers for the big day.

Heads Together is an umbrella organisation spearheaded by the three royals which aims to change the national conversation on mental well-being to a positive one.

It is a partnership between eight charities that provide front-line mental health support with the organisation being the charity of the year for the 2017 London Marathon.

source: The Sun

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