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Prince Andrew, 59, armed himself with an umbrella, a hat and a rain coat for Day Two or 148th Golf Open Championship

Back on the course! Golf fan Prince Andrew keeps a low profile in a rain jacket and cap as he heads out for the second day of The Open at Portrush

  • Prince Andrew, 59, made it to the day two of the 148th Golf Open Championship
  • Sported cap and umbrella to cover from potential rain as he readied for the day
  • Yesterday he already braved the rain in Portrush to attend the event's first day
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Prince Andrew kept a low profile as he headed out to take action on the second day of The Open today.

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Making his way around the course at Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim, the royal, 59, chatted to friends and took in the action.

While he brought an umbrella in case it rained, the prince and his fellow spectators were spared the worst of the weather.

Prince Andrew, 59, armed himself with an umbrella, a hat and a rain coat for Day Two or 148th Golf Open Championship

Prince Andrew, 59, armed himself with an umbrella, a hat and a rain coat for Day Two or 148th Golf Open Championship

Not even the rain would be the Duke of York from attending the second day of the championship

Not even the rain would be the Duke of York from attending the second day of the championship

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Not even the rain would be the Duke of York from attending the second day of the championship

Royal Portrush Golf Club is a private golf club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and is hosting the tournament for just the second time, having first welcomed it in 1951.

Eighth in line to the throne Andrew is Patron of the club, which gained its 'Royal' status in 1892 when the then-Duke of York (later George V) became its Patron.

The Duke was spotted in deep conversation with referee John Paramor, who was sitting behind the wheel of his mini car.

The royal also stepped out to officially open the tournament yesterday.

The Duke of York chatted with referee referee John Paramor as bystanders queued patiently behind them
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The Duke of York chatted with referee referee John Paramor as bystanders queued patiently behind them

The Duke of York chatted with referee referee John Paramor as bystanders queued patiently behind them

Prepared for a chilly day: The Duke kept his hands in his pockets as he talked with John Paramor

Prepared for a chilly day: The Duke kept his hands in his pockets as he talked with John Paramor

Prepared for a chilly day: The Duke kept his hands in his pockets as he talked with John Paramor

It's been a bumper week or sport for Andrew, who presented the Cricket World Cup to champions England at the weekend.

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The prince was representing his mother The Queen, who is patron of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) – the owner of Lord's cricket ground, where the historic win took place.

The Duke of York handed the spectacular trophy to grinning captain Eoin Morgan following a thrilling final which was decided by a Super Over.

Around 200,000 spectators are expected to attend the Open Championship, with five new greens having been added to the court in preparation.

Prince Andrew wasn't about to let the damp weather rain on his parade as he attended the 148th golf Open Championships at Royal Portrush. Pictured watching the action at the 17th hole during yesterday's first round

Prince Andrew wasn't about to let the damp weather rain on his parade as he attended the 148th golf Open Championships at Royal Portrush. Pictured watching the action at the 17th hole during yesterday's first round

Prince Andrew wasn't about to let the damp weather rain on his parade as he attended the 148th golf Open Championships at Royal Portrush. Pictured watching the action at the 17th hole during yesterday's first round

Eighth in line to the throne Andrew is Patron of Royal Portrush, which gained its 'Royal' name in 1892 when the then Duke of York (later George V) became its Patron
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Eighth in line to the throne Andrew is Patron of Royal Portrush, which gained its 'Royal' name in 1892 when the then Duke of York (later George V) became its Patron

Eighth in line to the throne Andrew is Patron of Royal Portrush, which gained its 'Royal' name in 1892 when the then Duke of York (later George V) became its Patron

There are also eight new tee boxes, 10 new bunkers and two new holes – the seventh and eighth.

The 36-hole club has two links courses, the Dunluce Links and the Valley Links – with the Championships taking place at the former.

Yesterday the Duke of York joined the Queen at Buckingham Palace to view the summer exhibition Queen Victoria's Palace.

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The display marks the bicentenary of the birth and tells the story of how the young sovereign transformed the unloved royal residence into the headquarters of the monarchy.

Earlier today Prince Andrew's daughter Princess Eugenie visited Westminster Abbey to take part in an event focused on combating modern slavery.

Not a bad shot! Prince Andrew observes the efforts of South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, pictured playing his second shot at the 18th hole

Not a bad shot! Prince Andrew observes the efforts of South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, pictured playing his second shot at the 18th hole

Not a bad shot! Prince Andrew observes the efforts of South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, pictured playing his second shot at the 18th hole

The Duke of York, 59, carried a trusty umbrella as he made his way around the course in Northern Ireland

The Duke of York, 59, carried a trusty umbrella as he made his way around the course in Northern Ireland

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The Duke of York, 59, carried a trusty umbrella as he made his way around the course in Northern Ireland

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