It's not every day you get to meet a member of the Royal family, but that's what happened to two of our apprentices earlier this week at Silverstone.
Prince Harry is Royal patron of The Silverstone Experience and attended its launch event, giving construction of the project - which will bring to life the history of Silverstone and British motorsport - the green light.
The Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ showcar was centre stage at the event and received plenty of attention - especially from the Prince, who took a particular interest in the new-for-2018 Halo.
Prior to the launch ceremony, the Prince visited Silverstone's University Technical College (UTC) and met with students, teachers and graduates.
Two of those graduates were our very own Amber Morris, Engine Systems Technician, and Dan Pomfret, Composite Apprentice.
"Meeting Prince Harry was very exciting. It's not every day you get to meet royalty," Amber admits. "We had the opportunity to talk with him about what it is we do at Mercedes F1, and about what it was like being a student at the UTC."
Dan adds: "I'm glad to see that he was so interested in what the UTC programme had to offer, and how the college has helped us get where we are today."