Olympic rower and gold medallist, Sophie Hosking, has returned to Durham University to open a new indoor rowing tank named after her.
Prince Charles has been welcomed by schoolchildren at Middleton-in-Teesdale in County Durham.
The Duchess of Cambridge is due to carry out a string of solo engagements in Newcastle without the Duke.
The Duke of Edinburgh declared himself to be "the world's most experienced plaque unveiler" as he officially opened a school garden in County Durham.
Prince Philip made the trip to Langley Park Primary School in County Durham by helicopter and was greeted by cheering children and parents.
The Duke came to open the school's Royal Garden, which has been completed by pupils and volunteers.
After being given a tour he was asked to unveil a plaque, and turned to the children and said:
– HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
"Pay attention, you are about to see the world's most experienced plaque unveiler."
He was also presented with a book compiled by the children as well as a lamp, which he said would be useful to him in the dark.
The visit was arranged after a teacher at the school wrote to the Duke and asked if he would visit.
– Mark Lambert, Prince's Trust,
"It's a huge thing for the local area and the school to get someone from the royal family up here.
"The kids loved to see him and locals have come out to show their support so it's been fantastic."
The Duke of Edinburgh has arrived in Langley Park for a royal visit to a local primary school.
The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting the North East to open a new 'Royal Garden' at a primary school in Langley Park.
He has been invited to Langley Park Primary School to open the garden, which has been built by volunteers, and to meet children from the school.
An army corporal from the North East has been describing what it is like to work alongside Prince Harry.
The prince was interviewed about his life and his role, during a four month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
He flew dozens of missions as an Apache helicopter gunner, known as Captain Wales.
Corporal Graham Carr said that the royal was "just one of the lads."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby.
St James's Palace made the announcement after Kate was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in central London with acute morning sickness.
The palace said she is expected to stay in hospital for several days. Prince William has been with her. The Duchess is not yet 12 weeks pregnant.
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The Countess of Wessex will visit a number of community projects as part of her visit to the region today.
As part of the planned engagements she will visit Billingham Forum and officially open Hartlepool College.
Prince Charles was today given some video game tips.
Luke Scott, 10, said Prince Charles "needed more practice."
Prince Charles talks to members of the UTASS project (Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Team) which gives advice and help to the farming community. The Prince's countryside fund has given a £36,000 grant to UTASS