Prince Andrew Scales Tallest Building in Europe

British royal did it for charity
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2012 2:45 PM CDT
Britain's Prince Andrew abseils down The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, for charity in central London Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.   (AP Photo/Max Nash/PA Wire)
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(Newser) – Rappelling 785 feet down a skyscraper was fun and all, but Prince Andrew says he has no plans to repeat the performance. To be more precise: "I will never do it again," he said. But the 52-year-old British royal dared today to descend most of London's Shard skyscraper—Europe's tallest—for a charity that helps inner-city children. Andrew's charity haul: about $460,000, reports Sky News. "I'm not even going to say that was a piece of cake or not," said Andrew. "I have to say the most difficult bit was walking up the stairs."

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