An 11-year-old whose brother sacrificed himself to make sure he was saved from raging floods said his brother would have been proud of him as he met Prince William.
Blake Rice shook hands with the prince as he toured flood-ravaged areas of Queensland, Australia.
His 13-year-old brother Jordan told rescuers to "save my brother first" as the flash flood overtook Toowoomba in January.
Blake was saved, but Jordan and his mother were swept away and died.
Blake and his father John Tyson were just one of several families William met as part of his wider tour of disaster-stricken areas in New Zealand and Australia.
An aide said the prince was "incredibly moved" by the stories he heard on visits to the towns of Grantham and Toowoomba, which were affected by floods in late December and early January.
Floods hit an area greater than France and Germany combined, damaging or destroying some tens of thousands of homes and businesses and killing 35 people.
After meeting William in Toowoomba, Blake said: "It was a real honour meeting the prince and I think my brother would have been proud of me.
"Dad told me to ensure that I gave him a firm handshake so I shook his hand and he told me that I needed to be strong."
His father said after spending several minutes talking to William, he could tell his words were sincere.