Prince William has called his visit to local Swindon youth charity BEST - Be A Better You 'a privilege'. 

In a post on the Prince and Princess of Wales Twitter account, he said: "Taking the fight to mental health in Swindon.

"A privilege witnessing genuine commitment to supporting young people through sports coaching, education programmes and mentoring at Best - Be A Better You."

The future King visited Swindon on Friday afternoon to see first-hand the work that the BEST team do to get young people in Swindon away from a life of crime, and to improve their mental health. 

He spoke to Jess Bryden, the daughter of the charity's founder, Don, who shared her story about being rescued from a dark path thanks to boxing - before watching a demonstration of her sparring in the ring. 

Then, after being shown around the charity's new headquarters in Gorse Hill and learning about how the local organisation is using sports coaching and mentoring to help the town's young people, he met inspirational teens and charity workers before bidding them farewell.