Prince Andrew, who has completed his charity abseil down London's Shard building, has told reporters: "The charity [The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund] is close to my heart given my time in the Navy. It's about getting young people to face challenges."
He said the most difficult part of the stunt was "walking up" to the top of the building because he had time to "realise" what he was doing.
Prince Andrew has completed his 250 metre abseil down Europe's tallest building The Shard.
He told the assembled media afterwards: "The most difficult bit was walking up".
Prince Andrew has begun his 250 metres downward abseil from western Europe's tallest building, The Shard.
His Royal Highness' charity stunt started on the building's 87th floor and ends on the 20th.
The wife of Foreign Secretary William Hague, Ffion, is to join Prince Andrew in abseiling down the iconic London building The Shard this morning.
A person wearing a Spiderman fancy dress outfit has arrived at The Shard ahead of today's charity abseil down western Europe's tallest building.
The Duke of York will take part in the event later this morning.