Britain's Duchess of Cornwall formally opened a nursery at Aberdeen University yesterday (21.01.16).

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall

The 68-year-old royal - who is a Chancellor of the university - was on hand to open the Rocking Horse Nursery, which aims to give students and staff access to childcare.

A series of tweets on Clarence House's official Twitter account read: "The Duchess is the 11th and first ever woman Chancellor of the university and is making her second visit since taking on the role in 2013.

"HRH has opened the new Rocking Horse Nursery that provides students and staff with childcare support. (sic)"

During her time at Aberdeen University, the Duchess also visited the state of the art facilities including the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory as well as the on-site library.

Images of the Duchess' trip shared on Twitter were captioned: "The Duchess tours the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory here at the University of Aberdeen ... Students show The Duchess their research into renewable energy here @aberdeenuni.

"The Duchess meets students at the university's state of art library which was opened by HM The Queen in 2012. The library is home to rare historic manuscripts, books and archives dating back to the 12th century. The Duchess is shown one of the rarest items from the university's special collection, the Aberdeen Bestiary. This manuscript describes a medieval understanding of the natural world and is a celebration of the artistry of the age. (sic)"