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Prince Charles quizzes Tim Peake after space mission

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Image caption Tim Peake was asked by Prince Charles if he was "still in one piece" after returning from space

Astronaut Tim Peake has joined the Prince of Wales at a Prince's Trust event to help disadvantaged young people find work.

Maj Peake said he wanted to support the Prince's Trust as his designated astronaut charity.

The space ace, a reservist with the armed forces, was helping three young people make rockets from a kit when the prince arrived.

Prince Charles is also due to visit a cancer charity later.

Maj Peake said he had been asked to be an ambassador for the Prince's Trust prior to his space mission.

"It's a fantastic charity to try and help and support young people who need to be given more opportunities for a brighter future."

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Image caption Prince Charles took part in a discussion with young people who talked of the issues facing their generation

Prince Charles asked the astronaut: "Are you sure you're in one piece?".

Maj Peake said: "It does take a while - took a week for the balance to return," but he was "now feeling absolutely great".

While in Bristol, Prince Charles is also visiting Penny Brohn UK in nearby Pill, a charity which helps people living with cancer.

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