Prince Harry has arrived in the north-east as he prepares for a number of engagements aimed at helping young people in the region.
The Queen’s grandson began the day with a visit to Mackie Academy in Stonehaven, where he visited a Diana Award mentoring training day.
He then arrived Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen to a chorus of screaming fans for a tour of Streetsport, an initiative backed by community group Sported.
The initiative, run by the Denis Law Trust, delivers sport and creative activities with the aim of reducing youth crime and anti-social behaviour.
Prince Harry has an existing connection with the group through his charitable work, as he does with the Diana Award.
Later today, he will visit another Sported initiative in the Granite City, youth charity Transition Extreme Sports.
Based at the Adventure Sports Centre at Aberdeen Beach, the charity uses extreme sports, art and music to encourage young people to take an active role in their own development.
Fifth in line to the throne Harry, who celebrated his 32nd birthday last week, is said to be delighted to be visiting the city and is looking forward to the day.
Tessy Ojo, chief executive of The Diana Award, said: “We are thrilled to have the support of Prince Harry.
“Today’s event focuses on the vital role that youth mentors play in supporting their peers, helping build self-esteem, fostering hope and cultivating capabilities – which are traits critical for success.”
Prince Harry returned to the UK after spending the summer in southern Africa, where he was helping with a project to transfer 500 tranquillised elephants hundreds of miles to save them from poachers.