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In Pictures: Prince Harry in the North East

Prince Harry will also promote his 'Heads Together' campaign, which aims to get people talking about mental health Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Prince Harry is meeting people working with a wounded soldiers charity in Gateshead.

Walking with the Wounded help former soldiers with employment, independence and mental health injuries.

He arrived at the Gateshead Civic Centre to a cheering crowd and shook hands with members of the public, who presented him with flowers Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Harry attended an event hosted by Walking With The Wounded in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, where he discussed issues faced by ex-servicemen and women.

He arrived at the Gateshead Civic Centre to a cheering crowd and shook hands with members of the public, who presented him with flowers.

Harry, who arrived in a black Range Rover and wore a navy blue shirt and khaki trousers, was met by dignitaries including Ed Parker, the CEO of Walking With The Wounded, before being taken inside the building to talk to beneficiaries of the charity's projects.

Prince Harry arriving at the Civic Centre in Gateshead for a visit to the charity Walking With the Wounded, which works with the local council and police on projects to support ex-servicemen, with a focus on providing specialist support for mental health Credit: Danny Lawson PA Wire/PA Images

The visit to Gateshead is the first of three engagements Harry will attend on Tuesday.

Prince Harry arriving at the Civic Centre in Gateshead for a visit to the charity Walking With the Wounded Credit: Danny Lawson PA Wire/PA Images

Julie Cain, 53, from Byker, and Maria Scott, 46, from Gateshead, said they had been waiting to see the Prince since 8am.

Draped in Union flags, they gave Harry flowers with a picture of Diana, Princess of Wales attached to the bouquet.

He's giving these people a voice and they've struggled to be heard in the past. I think what he's doing is amazing."

– Maria Scott
The visit to Gateshead is the first of three engagements Harry will attend on Tuesday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Later on Tuesday, Prince Harry will team up with former Olympic athletes Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards as they train runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together.

The day will conclude at Virgin Money Head Quarters, one of the official partners of Heads Together, where staff, runners, and representatives from the campaign's eight charity partners will be taking part in a charity day.

Prince Harry discussed issues faced by ex-servicemen and women. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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