Prince Charles appeared concerned for Tim Peake's health when they met at the new Prince's Trust centre in Bristol on Tuesday. The Prince of Wales asked the astronaut if he had recovered after his six-month space mission, which came to an end in June.
"Are you sure you're in one piece?" Charles asked Major Peake, who revealed that his Soyuz capsule experienced extreme temperatures on its return to Earth and landed with the force of a small car crash.
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Prince Charles met Tim Peake at the new Prince's Trust centre in Bristol
Tim replied to say he was now "feeling great" but it had taken him a while to adjust to being back on solid ground.
"It does take a while – took a week for the balance to return," he said, adding that he was "now feeling absolutely great."
Prince Charles was in Bristol to open his new Prince's Trust centre and launch a major report produced by the organisation, which shows how young people from poorer backgrounds struggle more when it comes to looking for work.
The Prince asked Tim how he was feeling following his return to Earth
As an ambassador of the Prince's Trust, Tim spent time helping three young people who are enrolled in a personal development programme to make toy rockets before they were joined by their royal visitor.
The astronaut has been an ambassador of the Trust for more than a year, and even ran the London Marathon on a treadmill while orbiting the Earth to raise awareness about the charity's work.
Following the visit he tweeted to say it had been an "honour" to meet the Prince of Wales at the new centre, and shared a photo of himself with some of the Prince's Trust team on social media.
Tim said it had been an "honour" to meet Prince Charles
"Great meeting you all today @PrincesTrust Bristol! #InspiringYoungLives," he wrote.
Charles continued his day by visiting the national centre of Penny Brohn UK, a charity which supports those living with cancer of which he is Patron. The Prince planted a tree in the grounds to replace an old cedar tree which is said to have provided comfort for many patients.