Fri Aug 17, 2012, 06:45 PM
alp227 (20,397 posts)
Prince William pilots helicopter to sea rescue
Two teenage girls are recovering after being rescued from the sea by a helicopter piloted by Prince William.
A rip current dragged the girls out to sea off the coast of Anglesey while they were body boarding. Prince William's Sea King, Rescue 137, was landing when it received the emergency call.
He took off again and was hovering the aircraft over the girls within 38 seconds, the Royal Air Force said.
The girls, aged 13 and 16, from Herefordshire, had been on Cymyran beach, Rhosneigr. The 13-year-old was understood to be body boarding when her sister swam out to help her.
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Fri Aug 17, 2012, 08:05 PM
renate (7,922 posts)
6. I really like him!
Charles and Diana may each have had their shortcomings (I give Charles a LOT more good-guy credit now than I would have 20 years ago) but they were darned good parents, especially considering that the kids grew up in a fishbowl. And some of his goodness is innate, of course--I like the way he genuinely wants to do a job rather than just waiting to inherit.
The idea of a hereditary monarchy is kind of weird in this day and age, but as long as there are people like the Queen (and her father and grandfather), Prince Charles, and Prince William to do the job, I think the ceremony and tradition can contribute a lot to a national identity.