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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Show goes on for royals after helicopter drama

The Prince of Wales greets school children as he and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Hay Festival. Credit: PA Wire

Despite the unscheduled stop the royal couple transferred to cars and continued on to the market town of Hay-on-Wye by road.

They finally arrived close to three hours late but emerged looking relaxed and smiling to be greeted by a crowd of several hundred well-wishers.

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