Members of the Royal Family will cheer on the nearly-40,000 runners at this weekend’s London Marathon.

The London Marathon, the third of the calendar year’s Abbott World Marathon Majors, comes six days after the 121st Boston Marathon. Prince Harry officially opened the race expo on Wednesday as runners collect their bibs and gear ahead of Sunday in what is annually one of the world’s most popular road races. He was also seen handing out race bibs to participants.

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Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and Kate Middleton – are expected to be on-course for the London Marathon to cheer on the thousands of runners. Members of the Royal Family have been heavily involved with London for months working with Heads Together, a program that aims to help people “feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental well-being and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.” Heads Together is the the London Marathon’s ‘Charity of the Year.’

Earlier this year, the Royal Family trio had a sprint-off at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Harry, William and Middleton will be touring around London in the coming days handing out Heads Together headbands and adding the headbands to up to 70 mailboxes in the London area.

Photos and video from around London and at the race expo

Krista DuChene, a 2016 Olympian, is the Canadian to watch for in terms of the elite field at Sunday’s London Marathon.

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The race gets underway at 10 a.m. local time, 5 a.m. EDT on April 23.


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