The Duke of Cambridge will visit Oxfordshire today (Thursday) for a tour of the UK's newest low-carbon energy experiment.

Prince William will be welcomed at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) in Abingdon following construction of new equipment (the first of its kind) which will test technology to help bring fusion power closer to people's homes.

During the tour His Royal Highness will start a test of the new machinery, meet with scientists and unveil a commemorative plaque to officially mark the end of the construction.

UKAEA is a world-leading fusion research organisation that works with partners around the world to explore the potential of nuclear fusion as a major, low-carbon energy source.

The new MAST Upgrade machine will investigate the viability of fusion power production at a reduced scale and cost with the aim of bringing fusion power closer to the grid.

The Duke of Cambridge will start a 'MAST-U' test, which the UKAEA says is a key milestone as preparations to launch the machine gather pace.