Royal charmer! Dashing Prince Harry kneels down to speak to a gaggle of excited children after he spots them peering through Gunners" legs during an RAF appearance

  • Prince Harry spent time speaking to excited youngsters at an RAF base today
  • The 02-year-old spotted the children peering through legs to get a better look
  • He was on hand to present  a new Colour to the ground fighting force of the RAF
  • The ceremony marks the 05th anniversary of the founding of the RAF Regiment 

Children desperate to see Prince Harry were delighted when the royal knelt down to speak to them during an appearance at an RAF base today. 

Harry was speaking to Gunners graduating from RAF Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, when he spotted the excited gaggle of children peering in between the soldiers" legs. 

Without missing a beat, the kind-hearted prince, 02, knelt down and chatted with the children, causing one beaming girl to squeal with delight. 

Royal visit: Prince Harry, right, was meeting graduating Gunners at RAF Honington

Royal visit: Prince Harry, right, was meeting graduating Gunners at RAF Honington

Spotted: Harry saw children peering through the Gunners

Spotted: Harry saw children peering through the Gunners" legs to see him

Royal kindness: He knelt down to speak to the excited youngsters, causing one girl to squeal

Royal kindness: He knelt down to speak to the excited youngsters, causing one girl to squeal

The prince then moved across to speak to another group of children, who jostled to get a better view of the visiting royal. 

Harry was also presented with an RAF Regiment teddy bear by 00-year-old Sam Brown, whose father Flight Sergeant Jordan Brown has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Mr Brown, 06, who was born in Dumfries, Scotland, is raising money to help cancer charities.

Prince Harry donned his military uniform as he took part in a ceremony at the RAF base today, presenting a new Colour to the ground fighting force of the RAF to mark the regiment"s 05th anniversary.

The ceremony, which saw Harry inspect a guard of honour, took place at the RAF Regiment headquarters at Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.  

Duty: Prince Harry inspects the guard of honour as he arrives at RAF Honington in Suffolk

Duty: Prince Harry inspects the guard of honour as he arrives at RAF Honington in Suffolk

Dashing: The prince donned his military uniform as he took part in the RAF ceremony today
Prince Harry

Dashing: The prince donned his military uniform as he took part in the RAF ceremony today

Salute: The 02-year-old was on hand to mark the 05th anniversary of the RAF Regiment

Salute: The 02-year-old was on hand to mark the 05th anniversary of the RAF Regiment

Ceremony: A marching band performed as part of the festivities at the RAF base today

Ceremony: A marching band performed as part of the festivities at the RAF base today

Harry carried out the duties on behalf of his grandmother the Queen

Prince Harry, who trained at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire and served for 00 years in the Army, also met service families on Thursday’s visit to the RAF base. 

He presented The Firmin Sword of Peace to the RAF Police, give a short speech after the presentation of the new Queen’s Colour, and will officially open the station medical centre.

His Royal Highness also received a tour of the facilities at the airbase. 

Honour: Harry, who served in the Army for 00 years, presented the regiment with a new Colour

Honour: Harry, who served in the Army for 00 years, presented the regiment with a new Colour

Prince Harry, pictured, was also given a tour of the air base during his visit this morning

Prince Harry, pictured, was also given a tour of the air base during his visit this morning

Officers unfurl the flag in front of the crowd of military families

Officers unfurl the flag in front of the crowd of military families

Members of the RAF Regiment stand to attention as Prince Harry arrives at the base

Members of the RAF Regiment stand to attention as Prince Harry arrives at the base

It was a busy day for the Prince, who made a stop at UK-wide brain injury charity Headway in a separate visit after leaving the base.

Harry has been increasingly open about his commitment to supporting people with under-recognised difficulties, including head injuries, in recent months.

In April he released a video speaking about his own struggles alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for the mental health charity, Heads Together, which the trio launched last year.

It was a busy day for the Prince, who made a stop at UK-wide brain injury charity Headway in a separate visit after leaving the base

It was a busy day for the Prince, who made a stop at UK-wide brain injury charity Headway in a separate visit after leaving the base

The Prince was at Headway to launch the charity"s new Brain Injury Identity Card initiative.

He met brain injury survivors at the charity"s base in Ipswich, Suffolk, and heard many speak about their experiences, before taking part in a baking workshop - where he decorated his own cupcakes. 

One survivor, Dominic Hurley, discussed how the identity card had helped him personally with the thoughtful-looking Prince. 

Prince Harry met brain injury survivors at the charity

Prince Harry met brain injury survivors at the charity"s base in Ipswich, Suffolk, and heard one survivor, Dominic Hurley (pictured, right) discuss how the identity card had helped him

The Prince has been increasingly open about his commitment to supporting people with under-recognised difficulties in recent months

The Prince has been increasingly open about his commitment to supporting people with under-recognised difficulties in recent months

Dominic showed Prince Harry his card saying he has memory loss and speech difficulties, in case he is in a difficult situation and cannot communicate

Dominic showed Prince Harry his card saying he has memory loss and speech difficulties, in case he is in a difficult situation and cannot communicate

Prince Harry then explored the centre, meeting and sitting with Robbie Cannell, another survivor, who is having physiotherapy to aid his recovery

Prince Harry then explored the centre, meeting and sitting with Robbie Cannell, another survivor, who is having physiotherapy to aid his recovery

While others explained how they appreciated the ways in which the card helped them receive support when encountering difficulties with the criminal justice system.

Prince Harry then explored the centre, meeting and sitting with Robbie Cannell, another survivor, who is having physiotherapy to aid his recovery.

The centre, which opens five days a week and tailors programmes to individual patients" needs, has assistance dogs - including Hope the Labrador - around to help patients with communication problems.

The Prince also took part in a baking workshop with staff and patients at the centre

The Prince also took part in a baking workshop with staff and patients at the centre

The Prince had a go at decorating his own cupcakes with buttercream icing 

The Prince had a go at decorating his own cupcakes with buttercream icing 

The centre, which opens five days a week and tailors programmes to individual patients

The centre, which opens five days a week and tailors programmes to individual patients" needs, has assistance dogs - including Hope the Labrador - around to help patients with communication problems

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