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Prince William Rescues Couple Stranded In Snowdonia

Prince William Rescues Couple

Prince William rescued a couple stranded in Snowdonia on Tuesday. The prince, who is expecting a child with wife Kate Middleton, rescued the civilians as part of his work with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force.

The 30-year-old prince is known on the job as Flight Lieutenant Wales, reports Us Weekly.

The eventful day happened with the operational captain flew his Sea King helicopter in freezing conditions to rescue the two walkers.

Snowdonia is a part of North Wales. The couple reportedly spent the night in the region after they ventured onto the Glyder range and weren’t able to get off.

Ten members of the Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team were able to locate the couple, but they could not rescue them with out air support. Enter Prince William. The prince was called from his base at RAF Valley in Anglesey.

Chris Lloyd, who works with the mountain rescue team, recalled:

“The helicopter came about 1am to search the mountain which was quite difficult with patches of low cloud. Flying in the mountains at night with banks of low cloud requires great skill.”

Yahoo! OMG notes that Prince William was not the only royal to help out this week. Prince Harry has been on a three-day tour in Africa as part of his Sentebale charity.

The charity was set up by the brothers’ late mother, Princess Diana. Harry visited kids at Kananelo Centre for the Deaf in Lesotho on Wednesday where he participated in a dance, cooking, and sign language class. The prince appeared to enjoy the class and even joked around with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, who accompanied him to the school.

Seeiso teased the prince of England by asking the class to teach him how to say “redhead.” In turn, Harry said, “What about the word for bald?”

Are you glad to see Prince William rescue a couple stranded on a mountain? What about Prince Harry spending time with children in Africa?

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3 Responses to “Prince William Rescues Couple Stranded In Snowdonia”

  1. Audrey Silverblade

    It's what they do. they are both highly skilled and educated in their fields. it's good news for a change.something we don't see very often.good for them.I wish them well in their future endeavors.