Royal helicopter emergency

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a "hairy experience" when their royal helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing after it developed a technical fault. The royal couple were unharmed by the incident

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Royal helicopter forced to make emergency landing

The royal helicopter, carrying the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, was forced to make an emergency landing. Credit: VI Images/Press Association Images

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a "hairy experience" when their royal helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing after it developed a technical fault.

Charles and Camilla were flying to Wales for a day-long tour to Hay and its popular annual festival of literature.

But minutes after boarding their flight they were urgently diverted to Denham Aerodrome, in Buckinghamshire.

A spokesman for the royal couple said: "The pilot carried out a controlled emergency landing after diverting to the airport."

"It was quite a hairy experience," a source close to the palace added.

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