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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Royals 'wanted to show support for flood victims'

Princes William and Harry wanted to show their support for the flood victims, Kensington Palace have said, after the pair were spotted helping unload sandbags in Datchet, Berkshire this morning.

A spokesman from Kensington Palace said:

They wanted to show their support for the flood victims and have joined the armed forces relief effort.

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