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Heir’s the thing, Wills… duke on spot at charity visit


PRINCE WILLIAM faced a wagging finger as he paid a visit to mark Emergency Services Day yesterday.

He looked as if he was being reprimanded as he sat beside Joseph Dowden, six, and Oliver Myers, ten, at a Fire Fighters Charity recovery centre which helps fire and rescue service members and their families.

The former air ambulance pilot, 37, spoke of the pressures the services face. He said: ‘You put the hat and the uniform on and you see families torn apart. You try and decompartmentalise, and one or two jobs catch you out.’

William’s comments in Chudleigh, Devon, came after the launch of Shout, his 24-hour text helpline to support emergency responders.

Retired Berkshire firefighter Richard Baldwin, 70, who had both legs amputated, said: ‘What an honour to meet him.

‘Not often you get to show your legs off to the future king.’