William: Why don't you put notepads down and help?

Prince William approached journalists from the Guardian and said: “Why don’t you put your notebook down and give us a hand with the sandbags?”

William and Harry were spotted along with Prince Harry helping move sandbags in flood-hit Datchet.

However after reporters agreed to help, aides intervened and said it would not be possible due to a lack of appropriate clothing.

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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".