Prince William and Prince Harry help flood victims

Prince William and Prince Harry, the Thames, Berkshire
Prince William and Prince harry help with the flood relief on the Thames. Photo: Ki Price/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and his brother Prince Harry arrived unannounced to help flood victims on the Thames this morning.

Prince William and Prince Harry, the Thames, Berkshire
Prince William and Prince Harry help with the flood relief on the Thames. Photo: Ki Price/PA Wire/Press Association Images

When the next round of recruits to help with the flood relief on the Thames arrived this morning, bystanders soon recognised a couple of familiar faces in the throng. The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, arrived with his brother Prince Harry, alongside members of Harry’s Household Cavalry regiment.

The pair arrived around 6am in Datchet on the Thames and quickly set to work helping homeowners protect their properties from further damage using sandbags.

The Thames has been hit hard over the last few weeks with over 1000 homes flooded after the river burst its banks. River levels are expected to get higher again over the weekend as more rain is forecast.

Both princes have experience of relief work having both served in the armed forces: William has worked as a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot, while Harry still serves with the Household Cavalry regiment and has done two tours of Afghanistan. Nor are the men the only members of the royal family to lend their support to flood stricken families; the Queen has been helping Somerset farmers affected by the flooding by contributing food and bedding from the royal farms at Windsor.

There are still severe weather warnings along the Thames.

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