Prince Andrew has postponed his visit to Thailand after a state of emergency was declared in the country’s capital Bangkok.

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The royal – also known as the Duke of York – will still be visiting Vietnam and Singapore over six days next week, but will be rescheduling his trip to the troubled country.

A spokesman said: “With the agreement of the Royal Thai and British governments, the Duke of York has decided it would be appropriate to postpone his official visit to Thailand to a later date.”

Riots recently broke out in Bangkok, which have so far left one person dead and 43 injured.

The prince was due to visit as the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment to help improve the economic, trade and investment links between the countries.

Meanwhile, British foreign office minister Meg Munn said she was troubled by the situation. She said: “I am following developments in Thailand with deep concern.

“The British Government urges all parties to work towards a peaceful resolution of this crisis, respecting Thailand’s democratic institutions, and maintaining the rule of law.”