The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived in Aberdeen where she is visiting a cafe run by a homelessness charity.
Kate, known as the Countess of Strathearn when in Scotland, was greeted by co-founder Alice Thompson on arrival at the Social Bite cafe in Union Street.
She will speak to staff and customers at the cafe, which provides jobs to people who have been homeless, about the long-lasting impact of childhood experiences.
Ms Thompson said: “We’re always delighted to have anybody in the public eye come and shed a spotlight on our mission to end homelessness in Scotland.
“It’s completely doable and people like the Duchess of Cambridge coming to help publicise our message… means the world.”
Social Bite, which aims to end homelessness in Scotland, runs five social enterprise cafes and distributes free food to homeless people and those in food poverty.
Kate’s solo visit follows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s trip to the Social Bite cafe in Edinburgh in 2018.
It comes in the wake of her launch of a landmark national survey last month on the early years development of children.
The poll, conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Royal Foundation, is thought to be the biggest survey of its kind.
It aims to bring about “positive, lasting change for generations to come”.
Earlier on today, Kate was in Northern Ireland meeting young children during on a tour of the Ark Open Farm in Newtownards, Co Down.