HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, paid a visit to North Durham Academy to officially launch a new campus.
Commemorations mark the 500th since the Scottish and English armies met at the battle of Flodden in north Northumberland.
There is growing speculation The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Harry could be at the society wedding in Northumberland this weekend.
Students in County Durham have welcomed a Royal visitor to their school. As part of a visit to the region, the Duke of York made the new North Durham Academy in Stanley his first stop.
Prince Andrew toured the school and its facilities before the official opening ceremony.
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HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, paid a visit to North Durham Academy to officially launch a new campus. The new facilities include a motor vehicle workshop and a hair and beauty station.
The Queen has today presented Northumbria University with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the outstanding community work of its Student Law Office.
This is the highest form of national recognition for higher and further education open to a UK academic institution.
Northumbria University’s Chancellor Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Andrew Wathey, and the Executive Dean of Northumbria Law School, Kevin Kerrigan, attended the ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Each year around 200 final year students undertake supervised work on real cases - often for the most disadvantaged.
They were accompanied by five students - Ben Crystal, Oliver Lovett, Monika Fortuna, Lauren Hayes and Alice Carr.
The Royal Navy warship HMS Grimsby is due to arrive on the Newcastle quayside this lunchtime.
Crew members will meet the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and provide tours of the ship for students, cadets and former Royal Navy sailors.
Her Royal Highness visited South Shields where she spoke about the importance of family businesses to the region's economy.
The Princess enjoyed some local artwork and also expressed an interest in a local delicacy.
Hundreds of people are at Dickson's in South Shields to see Princess Anne.
Mike Dickson, MD of Dickson's butchers, welcomes the Princess Royal to South Shields. Princess Anne is visiting butchers at Dickson's to mark the company's 60th anniversary.
The Princess Royal will be visiting South Tyneside today.
She'll be in South Shields to inspect a butchers shop which is celebrating 60 years in the business,
Princess Anne will then officially open the Mission to Seafarers' newly refurbished Holborn House premises in Mill Dam, South Shields.**
*Finally The *Princess Royal will unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the £3m Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre in South Shields.
Watch a full report of today's royal visit on ITV Tyne Tees at 6pm today.