Britain’s Prince William is ‘humble’
Britain’s Prince William is very “humble”.
Declan Linnane was one of the lucky people to chat to the 33-year-old royal when the helicopter he was piloting for the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed at John Henry Newman Catholic School in Stevenage, Hertfordshire earlier this week.
He shared: “Prince William is a very unassuming and humble person. It is the first time I have met a royal, and I found him to be dedicated to his work and family and he is very passionate about young people.
“For the young people who were sitting with him yesterday, they had an opportunity to meet Prince William – it will be a moment in time they will always remember, as it’s not every day you meet a future king.”
Meanwhile, Declan – who is the headmaster of a nearby school and works closely with Clive Mathew, who leads the school where the Duke of Cambridge visited – recalled the Prince’s arrival.
He told the Herts Advertiser: “I was in Stevenage as I work closely with Clive, because we support each other within our sixth form, so I went there for a meeting, and then I went into the dining room for lunch. Three gentlemen, who were wearing high-visibility jackets and fleeces with the words ‘pilot’ or ‘crew’ on them, came in.
“They were going to stay for about half an hour, because they were waiting to pick up a doctor and paramedic from previous incidents – there were car accidents around Beds and Herts. I recognised Prince William straight away. He came in, shook hands and then queued up for lunch; he wasn’t given any preferential treatment … I didn’t get starstruck to be honest, as we all breathe the same air.”