The Duchess of Cornwall has been joined by the Band of the Welsh Guards as she hosted her annual Christmas tree decorating gathering for seriously-ill children at Clarence House.
She was joined by youngsters and families supported by Helen & Douglas House and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity at her London home on Wednesday.
Last year's event was held by video-link because of the pandemic, so the Duchess spoke of the "joy of getting you all back again this year" being "wonderful".
The Duchess told her guests: "I didn't think it was going to happen. It was up and down but, thank goodness, you all decided to come."
She added: "I just really wanted to wish you all a very, very happy Christmas."
The children were also treated to a performance by the Band of the Welsh Guards.
Royal equerry Ed Andersen of the Welsh Guards, in his red tunic, carefully helped place a decoration on the tree using his sword, and also let some of the youngsters try on his bearskin hat.