Prince Harry of Wales paid a visit to Manchester on Thursday, greeting residents and thanking crews that worked during the riots from nearly two weeks ago.

The 26-year-old prince waved at adoring fans, young and old, as he was led around by police officers.

The Manchester area was the site of more than 300 fires started by rioters and looters more than one week ago.

Harry, who is currently training with the Army Air Corps at Wattisham Airfield, took a day off to make the visit. Firefighters, police officers and paramedics all received special visits from the prince on Thursday.

It was great to meet Prince Harry. We just spoke about what happened that night and how it was quite scary. But at the end of the day we are here to do a job, trying to save lives and the crew from Salford just got on with it, paramedic Duncan Mayoh told the BBC.

Harry's visit to Manchester comes just one day after Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a similar visit to Tottenham to meet locals affected by the riots.

Scroll down for photos from Prince Harry's visit to a post-riot Manchester.