Prince Harry has given up his seat in a Spitfire during today's Battle of Britain commemorations - instead allowing a 95-year-old veteran to take his place.
The prince's spokesman said Harry - who turns 31 today - had given up his seat after one of the planes was found to have a mechanical fault.
Tom Neil, an ex-wing commanded and Battle of Britain Hurricane and Spitfire pilot, will now be able to fly one of the three remaining vintage two-seater aircraft.
Harry had also wanted to ensure that the two remaining Spitfire flights in the display went to an RAF corporal and a former para who won their positions on a Spitfire scholarship training programme.
Hundreds of veterans, service men and women, politicians and Royals gathered for a major event marking 75 years since the Battle of Britain.
Prince Harry will visit a memorial flypast today to mark the 75th anniversary of the RAF's victory in the Battle of Britain.