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William and Harry's 'private effort' to help flooded town

Princes William and Harry have joined colleagues from the armed forces in helping to defend flooded Datchet, assisting with the supply of sandbags. A spokesperson said it was a "private effort".

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Princes William and Harry leave flood-hit Datchet

Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge in Datchet, Berkshire. Credit: PA Wire

Princes William and Harry have now left the flood-hit village of Datchet after spending the morning helping to defend the town from the floods.

The royals, dressed in waterproofs and wellington boots, moved sandbags from an Army vehicle onto the back of a train wagon where they were then delivered to homeowners who have struggled to defend their properties.

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