Balding Prince William mocked
Britain’s Prince William was mocked about his receding hairline by one of his former RAF colleagues yesterday (18.02.16).
The 33-year-old prince and his wife Duchess Catherine made a visit to his former airbase RAF Valley on Anglesey in North Wales and his royal status didn’t spare him from being the butt of a number of jokes.
Master Aircrew Rik Maving, 55, quipped, “He hasn’t changed much apart from he’s lost a bit more hair.
“Hey, we’re all getting older.
“I rib everybody. It doesn’t matter who you are, you’ll get it with both barrels,”
And Flight Sergeant Rob Linfoot, 35 – who was part of William’s crew from 2012-2013 – recalled how the prince’s colleagues bought him tea towels and cups with his and his wife’s faces on for a joke.
Rob said: “Everyone gets a named cup or a named badge. I think people went above and beyond and got him a few extra bits and pieces.
“Always nice to have a bit of memorabilia around the room.”
The royal couple – who have children Prince George, two, and Princess Charlotte, nine months – returned to the airbase for a ceremony to say goodbye to the helicopter search-and-rescue service, which is coming to an end after more than 75 years.
And during the farewell reception, the duchess recalled how Anglesey will always be “special” for the couple.
She said: “It was such a special time for us. It was the start of our life together, really.”