07/12/2011 12:47 GMT | Updated 06/02/2012 05:12 GMT

Cheeky Polar Bears, Royals Clown About And A Surfer Braves The Winter Sea (PICTURES OF THE DAY)

As the snow comes thick and fast in parts of the UK, one intrepid surfer braves the December weather as they tackle the icy waves in Longsands in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear.

A cheeky Polar Bear in Scotland shows she isn't bothered by the recent cold snap as she sticks her tongue out to the cameras at Highland Wildlife Park.

Plummeting temperatures aren't getting the Royals down, as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, gets jolly with colourful clowns in London and Pippa and Prince Harry, albeit convincing lookalikes, nip out for a cosy pint in their local pub - all the in pictures of the day below: