The Prince of Wales's nose proved an irresistible attraction to a toddler whose parents endured watching their home burn to the ground during the Tottenham riots.
Charles returned to the scene of the major disturbance to learn how the area is recovering.
The heir to the throne shared a lighter moment with husband and wife Mehmet and Burcin Akbasak - who lost their home when rioters set fire to the Carpetright building and flats above.
The dramatic pictures of the Tottenham landmark glowing red hot became a iconic image of the August 2011 riots.
In the shadow of the rebuilt building, Charles sympathised with Mr Akbasak and his wife - who are originally from Turkey - as the couple held their twin daughters Kayla and Lara aged 12 months.
Kayla reached out and made a grab for the prince's nose and he leant forward and happily let the toddler play with his face.Mr Akbasak, 33, said: "Both my daughters are friendly but Kayla was quite interested in the prince and they shared a nice moment."
Tottenham star Gareth Bale has failed to report for training for a second consecutive day, with the 24-year-old reportedly pushing for a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, Press Association Sport understands.
The Welsh forward skipped training on Tuesday and did not turn up to the north London club's Enfield complex today, the news agency reports.
Meanwhile, Wales manager Chris Coleman has included Bale in his 23-man squad for next month's World Cup qualifying double-header against Macedonia and Serbia.
Two men have died after their car crashed while it was being pursued by police. The incident happened just after 2am this morning on Seven Sisters Road in Tottenham. It has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Rags Martel reports.