The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, has visited a food bank in Gateshead.
She met volunteers and people who use the service in the Gateshead Advice Centre on Swan Street. The food bank has helped more than 5,000 people since it opened two years ago.
Later, the Princess will open a new engineering maintenance operation in Middlesbrough.
Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal is in the region today visiting the Gateshead food bank.
Princess Anne will meet volunteers who run the warehouse and distribution centre and have a private meeting with some of the clients who use the food bank.
It has helped more than 5,000 people since opening just over two years ago.
A teenage boy whose father was killed during the Afghanistan conflict has told ITV News that today's ceremony honouring the war dead has helped him understand why his dad went to fight.
Brandon, aged 15, lost his father Sgt Steven Campbell five years ago when a roadside bomb exploded nearby.
It's helped me see that he was there for a good cause, and he did what he loved doing.
It's helped a lot.
Five years ago Brandon Campbell lost his father. Now 15, he tells ITV News that though the war may be over, his family's loss is not.Read the full story ›
Clarence House has tweeted a photo of the Prince of Wales with Geordie presenter due Ant and Dec. They will host the annual Prince's Trust Awards today.
Prince Harry has visited Northumberland today to see work being carried out to protect the county's Red Squirrel population.Read the full story ›
HRH is in Newcastle today to visit cancer charity Maggie's, where she is President and to see a portrait of herself a Laing Art Gallery.Read the full story ›
The Duchess of Cornwall is in Newcastle today to meet staff and visitors at the cancer charity Maggie's, which she has been President of since 2008.
Her Royal Highness will also be visiting the Laing Art Gallery to tour an exhibition of paintings by Jonathan Yeo, including a painting of herself.
Prince Charles is in the North East today. Here are a selection of pictures from his tour of Sunderland.Read the full story ›
His Royal Highness, Prince Charles is in Sunderland today to take part in his Step Up To Serve campaign and to visit Nissan UK’s plant.
The Prince of Wales is joined by boxing champion Amir Khan, who is a fellow panel member for a 'Dragon's Den' style funding pitch from the graduates of Step Up To Serve.
Step Up To Serve is a campaign launched by the Prince of Wales to encourage more young people to get involved with helping others.