A 17-year-old Eton College pupil has died after collapsing during a match within sight of his father.

On Saturday, March 16, the prestigious school was seen lowering its royal standard flag to half-mast as the community came to terms with the loss of Raphaël Pryor.

Mr Pryor, a sixth-former at the College, was playing a Field Game, while his father, an ex-student, played on a neighbouring pitch.

The Sun has reported how Mr Pryor "keeled over" in front of his teammates and onlookers rushed to aid him. Despite attempts at CPR, ambulance staff sadly declared him dead.

Eton College is currently supporting pupils and staff with its pastoral support and on-site counsellors.

Head Master, Simon Henderson, said: “Raphaël was an outstanding young man who lived with joy in his heart, sharing it widely and powerfully. He had the brightest of futures ahead of him.

"In his life at Eton Raphaël brought so much to his friends and to those who taught and cared for him, including to those who played with and against him on the games field, where he excelled as one of the House Captains of Games.”

"The whole Eton community is deeply saddened and shocked by this news. As we mourn his tragic death, our hearts go out to Raphaël’s parents, his family and his friends."