Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were given their own personalised boxing gloves during a visit to a boxing gym in Bristol.

The royal couple were visiting Empire Fighting Chance, a charity which seeks to use boxing to turn the lives around of young people who are failing at school or at risk of drifting into unemployment or crime.

Despite the snowy weather in the UK, Harry and Meghan, who are expecting their first child this spring, were able to make it by train to Bristol for a series of engagements.

Freezing conditions across much of southern Britain caused hundreds of schools to shut, closed airports and led to widespread disruption on roads and the railways.

Harry and Meghan, a former actor, also visited the city’s Old Vic, built in 1766 and the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world.