Being part of the royal family has many advantages. However, the animals do not make the difference and it was Prince William who paid the price. PC Jon Chandler, a policeman who is retiring after 30 years in the Norfolk, Virginia, UK police force, gave an interview to Eastern Daily Press on January 16. As he recalled all of his years in service, he recalled a relatively fun evening. “I had a particularly interesting night when I was walking my dog off leash in the park and he suddenly chased the future King of England,” he first explained. He then said: “It was late at night and Prince William was walking towards the garages. The dog smelled his scent and started running after him.” More fear than harm since the dog did not bite him but simply “did what had to be done. He just backed up and barked at him,” he concludes. A “memorable” night for the police officer who indicated that Prince William took the incident “jokingly”.
This is not the first time that a member of the royal family has been mistaken for someone else. Indeed, it was Queen Elizabeth II who had borne the brunt as The Times of London revealed in January 2017. Having trouble sleeping, the Queen of England had decided to go out to walk. However, while on guard, the night guard saw “a figure in the dark” around 3 a.m., as the newspaper reported. He therefore thought of the worst and wanted to act quickly to protect the palate. Shouting to find out who it was, he found himself face to face with Elizabeth II. His surprise was immediate: “Damn it, Your Majesty, I almost shot you,” he said. To which the queen replied: “Indeed, you will fail. Next time, I will warn you by phone so that you do not shoot me.” A situation that could have ended badly.
Prince William, very proud of his grandmother
In the midst of a global pandemic, Prince William revealed during a video exchange that Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip had been vaccinated against Covid-19. Respectively aged 94 and 99, they were therefore among the priority people for vaccination. An initiative of which Kate Middleton’s husband is very proud. “They got the vaccine and I’m very proud of them for doing it,” he said. He also said it was “very important” for everyone to get vaccinated in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
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