ROYALTY visited Swindon recently with Prince William popping by to visit a local charity that works with young people to get them away from a life of crime. 

BEST - Be a Better You played host to the future King of England on Friday where he spoke to representatives from the charity about how their sports-based mentoring work helps young people. 

The Prince of Wales watched as Olympic boxing hopeful Jess Bryden, the daughter of the charity's founder Don Bryden' sparred in the boxing ring, before hearing how she was saved from going down her own dark path by the sport. 

Swindon Advertiser: Jess Bryden invites Prince William to a spar in the boxing ring Photo: PAJess Bryden invites Prince William to a spar in the boxing ring Photo: PA (Image: PA)

He met other inspirational teenagers during his visit and after taking plenty of selfies with them and speaking to other members of staff at the organisation, the royal wished them luck and bid them farewell - leaving behind a number of awe-struck reactions in his wake. 

"Oh my gosh I was so nervous. It was such a privilege, he'll be my future King one day!" Jess said. 

Another worker at BEST - Be a Better You, Neil Tustin, also couldn't believe he'd met Prince William.

He said: "Wow what an afternoon, blessed to have met [Prince William] and spoke about football and mental health and the amazing things we are achieving with our amazing team.

"What an amazing privilege to chat this afternoon with the future king !!! Your Royal Highness the Prince of Wales."

Swindon Advertiser: Prince William visits BEST - Be A Better You Photo: PAPrince William visits BEST - Be A Better You Photo: PA (Image: PA)The High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Pradeep Bhardwaj, also said the following in a post on his Facebook page.

"Such a huge privilege and an honour to meet and host HRH The Prince of Wales, Prince William who was on a Royal Visit to BEST Trust Charity in Swindon to highlight and showcase their work/support for young people through mentoring and sports/boxing training.

"Grateful to HRH for the friendly conversation and the time he gave to meet everyone," he added. 

And for many of the young people given the rare opportunity to meet and interact with a member of the Royal Family, it seems that Prince William's visit will be a moment they will remember forever as this adorable tweet by Twitter user @Tokkianami shows.

They said: "This is so cute! Prince Willaim took lots of selfies with people at the charity and look how delighted they are."