Prince Charles "boosts morale" at Birmingham hospital
Prince Charles has been in the region to visit military patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Staff and patients gathered to catch a glimpse of the Prince before he went to the military ward to carry out private visits.
He comes every year just before Christmas, bringing presents for servicemen and women injured in Afghanistan. Hospital staff say his visits help to boost morale.
In pictures: Prince Charles at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Prince Charles is at the queen Elizabeth hospital to visit injured servicemen and women. He has brought presents for soldiers.
The Prince of Wales is a regular visitor to the hospital which treats injured service personnel.
HRH visits the hospital twice a year, usually in the summer and at Christmas. Staff say his visits help boost morale for men and women returning from Afghanistan with injuries.