Duchess opens military medical centre

The Duchess of Cornwall, has been in North Yorkshire to officially open a new multi-million pound medical centre for military families.

Flodden remembered

Commemorations mark the 500th since the Scottish and English armies met at the battle of Flodden in north Northumberland.

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Pictures: Princess Anne in South Shields

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 Credit: ITV
Princess Anne is greeted Credit: ITV
Princess Anne at a South Shields meat factory Credit: ITV
South Shields Credit: ITV
The press wait Credit: ITV

Princess Royal on North East visit

HRH The Princess Royal Credit: ITV News

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.

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Duke turns cook in Sunderland

Prince William joins cookery lessons at homeless charity Credit: Andrew Yates/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge got his hands dirty as he helped to prepare a chicken curry during a visit to a centre for young homeless people.

Prince William on visit to homeless charity Credit: Andrew Yates/PA Wire

Prince William was visiting Centrepoint's Sunderland base where he was hearing about the challenges faced by young people as they try to rebuild their lives.

During the visit he donned an apron and joined in with a cookery lesson.

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'Harry's no different to anyone else on trek'

Captain Ibrar Ali, whose right arm was amputated after he was caught up in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan in 2007, said he felt both nervous and excited about the South Pole challenge ahead and described Prince Harry as a "great team member"

As we've said throughout, he's a great team member and just fits in really well so no different to anyone else.

– Captain Ibrar Ali

Read: Prince Harry leaves UK for gruelling Polar charity trek

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'We have the mental strength to do charity trek'

Captain Ibrar Ali who is taking part in the Walking With The Wounded charity polar trek with Prince Harry admitted there will be days when the teams will be "tested" but says he believes they have the mental strength to overcome the challenges

Read: Prince Harry to embark on gruelling polar charity trek

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