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.
Boxer Amir Khan is in Sunderland today to join Prince Charles seeing graduates take part in a 'Dragon's Den' style funding pitch.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will also visit Nissan's Sunderland plant with the Mayor of Sunderland to learn about the production of electric cars at the plant.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles is in the North East as he pays a trip to Nissan's Sunderland plant.Read the full story ›
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.
The Duke of Cambridge speaks with children as he arrives at the Haven Point leisure centre in South Shields.
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 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.
Two future kings are in the North East.
Prince William and Prince Charles are here on separate official visits.
The Duke of Cambridge is in Sunderland, while his father is at a celebration of industry on Teesside.
The Duke of Cambridge has been hearing about the challenges homeless young people face as they try to rebuild their lives.
Prince William was visiting to the homeless charity Centrepoint's base in Sunderland.
He was also given a tour of the centre and got the chance to meet the people currently staying there.
Wade Tench, 20, told him that he could not thank the centre enough for what it had done for him.
"Here I have begun to learn about independent living and learned skills like budgeting and other skills," he said.
"They helped me get on to a course at Nissan and it's like a home away from home."
After hearing about how much the young people appreciate the centre, William said: "The support here is so good you probably don't want to leave."
The Duke, who is patron of Centrepoint, heard how they are working with The Prince's Trust, the youth charity founded by his father, the Prince of Wales.