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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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William and Harry's visit well received in Datchet

William and Harry's visit to flood-hit Datchet has "gone down very well", according to the village's parish clerk.

"They were very involved and wanting to know what was going on," parish clerk Graham Leaver said.

Prince Harry at the Datchet Council Parish Office with the the Duke of Cambridge. Credit: PA Wire

"They have been in Datchet and the area and I think it's gone down very well. That is my assessment.

"They were very natural. To be honest, they could have walked in among people here and nobody would have recognised them looking at the way they were dressed.

"They came into our parish office and it took most of us a few minutes to realise they were there. They were particularly interested in talking to the troops."

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