There's excitement in Northumberland after a photograph emerged of Prince Harry holding a Northumberland flag at the South Pole.
Find out what Tynesiders were planning to say to the Queen, and why one man was caught off guard.
The Queen is coming to the North East on July 18 and 19. Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Sunderland, Gateshead and Durham.
Prince Harry paid tribute to the "unbelievable achievement" of his Walking With The Wounded teammates who completed the South Pole and appealed for help in getting them back in to employment.
The prince said: "If anybody out there has the ability or resources to give these guys and girls a stepping stone back into employment then please do. You certainly won't regret it."
Prince Harry has praised fellow South Pole adventurer Ben Saunders, who is now on his way back home after trekking with Tarka L'Herpiniere from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.
Harry completed a trek to the southern tip of the globe with a team of wounded servicemen and women last month, and paid tribute to the pair in a message sent on 17 January - the day Captain Scott and his party reached the South Pole in 1912, and an anniversary they commemorated while on the ice.
Prince Harry's message read: "One hundred and two years ago today Captain Scott reached the South Pole. As his expedition tragically demonstrated, such a trek sits at the very limit of human endeavour.
"You're well on your way to completing what Scott attempted; I wish you both the very best of luck for the rest of your journey. You guys will be an inspiration to the next generation as Scott has been to this."
Prince Harry is due to give a speech later this morning on his South Pole trek.
Prince Harry will be speaking publicly for the fist time this morning after completing his South Pole challenge.
He was joined by Northumberland adventurer Conrad Dickinson on the 280 km trek in December.
The expedition was organised by the veterans' charity, Walking With The Wounded.
The only female member of team of wounded servicemen and women trekking across Antarctica with Prince Harry has described the moment the expedition arrived at the South Pole.
Kate Philp told Daybreak "there was not an enormous feeling of elation" because the team were "so exhausted", but described the overall feeling as "pure relief".
The fourth in line to the throne will join fellow Walking With The Wounded adventurers at a welcome home reception after surviving their trek to the South Pole.
He will take part in the press conference at a central London hotel, attend a short reception and also give a speech.
Harry joined a group of injured servicemen and women in a trek across Antarctica before Christmas, pulling sleds all the way to the South Pole.
They faced such extreme weather conditions during their 200-mile odyssey that organisers had to call off the competitive element of the trek.
The Prince was joined on his trek by Hollywood actor Alexander Skarsgard, star of the hit HBO series True Blood, and English actor Dominic West, from the popular series The Wire.
The Patron of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust,Conrad Dickinson, joined Prince Harry and wounded soldiers on a Trek to the South Pole.
Mr Dickinson is back home and spoke to ITV Tyne Tees about how it felt to finally make it to the pole.
Usually we get around two royal visits a year. Today we had two in the same day.
Prince Charles was on Teesside but Prince William stole the show interacting with crowds and stopping for pictures in South Shields.
Jonny Blair reports.