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Pop star reception for Harry as girlfriend Cressida Bonas watches on

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London. Photo: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Prince Harry has been greeted with a pop star reception at a volunteering event as his girlfriend Cressida Bonas looked on.

Casually dressed in an open-necked checked shirt, Harry spoke to around 12,000 students and teachers from more than 400 schools at We Day, held at Wembley Arena.

But he started by jokingly apologising for not being another Harry - the One Direction singer.

For those of you who were expecting Harry Styles, I apologise.

And no I am not going to sing.

The Prince urged youngsters to help others.

Some people do not think it is cool to help others - personally I think it is the coolest thing in the world.

– Prince Harry

His girlfriend Cressida Bonas was also spotted at the event.

It is thought to be the first time she has attended one of his official engagements.

Harry kicked off his speech by joking with the crowd:

Students earned tickets for the London event by making a commitment to performing charitable acts locally and globally.

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

The prince shared the stage chart star Ellie Goulding, US politician Al Gore and actress Jennifer Hudson at an event to inspire young people.

There were also appearances from teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville.

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

We are absolutely thrilled to bring We Day to the UK for the first time and hope with the help of students across the country we can continue to make positive change locally in the UK and globally.

– Craig Kielburger, co-founded of Free The Children

We Day has already been staged in other countries by international charity Free The Children, and will be accompanied by a year-long educational programme called We Act.

Students earned tickets for the London event by making a commitment to performing charitable acts locally and globally.

We Day events have enabled young people to raise over £22 million for more than 1,000 causes since 2007.