Prince Harry had his walking boots on today when he went out to visit students taking part in nature activities at the Wilderness Foundation in Chatham Green.

Arriving at around 10:30, Prince Harry was greeted by several notable faces including Essex County Council Chairman, Councillor John Aldridge, and the High Sheriff of Essex, Simon Hall M.B.E.

He then wandered into the woods to speak with year 7 students from Felsted School in Dunmow, who were participating in survival tasks.

The first group of students he met were making nettle tea, which involved them picking nettles and placing them in a mug of boiling hot water.

Prince Harry got to try some, but there was mint and honey in there too to add flavour.

He then met a group of students from the same school crafting waterproof tents.

The test their resilience to water, buckets of the stuff were thrown over the tent whilst the students were inside.

Prince Harry was offered the chance to drench the tents but he respectfully declined.

Fun and games now over, his next stop was to visit a group of students from the Wilderness Foundation's TurnAround project where they got the opportunity to speak with the Prince.

This programme targets 15 to 21-year-olds who struggle with family, social, and personal problems to overcome their challenges through outdoor adventures.

15 year old Ellie Sillett was thrilled to meet the Prince, who she thought was very relatable.

She said: "He didn't beat around the bush, he was straight to the point.

"He was like 'this is how it is and this is what you have got to do about it.'

Ellie, who was part of a group of youths on this programme, has found her TurnAround project really rewarding.

She added: "We are all on different levels, mental health-wise and what we're going through, but we are all in similar age groups.

"This is the place I feel most comfortable, with these guys."

TurnAround project manager, Leanne Colegate, 32, was really pleased that the Prince came to visit the students, believing he really connected with the youths.

She said: "He is so genuine.

"He hit the nail on the head completely with what he was saying.

"He understood why they were on this programme.

"They could relate to him and he could relate to the reasons why they were on this programme."

After speaking with the students over a campfire, he left at around midday.