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