Prince William Shares Childhood Photo Of Himself, Harry & Diana On A Firetruck
By Izza Sofia, 10 Sep 2019
Left image via Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com, right image via Bart Lenoir / Shutterstock.com
Prince William has shared an adorable snap to promote a new initiative he launched last Monday.
The Duke of Cambridge created a texting service, the Crisis Text Line, which provides physical and mental health support to frontline responses from the UK’s fire and rescue team.
The announcement was accompanied with a throwback photo of his younger self playing together with Prince Harry and the late Princess Diana on a firetruck.
The picture, taken in 1988, shows the three of them on a playdate at the old Fire Station yard with the boys’ cousins Peter and Zara Phillips.
William and Harry were decked in light blue coats and firefighter helmets, while Diana stood by watching them closely.
In addition to promoting the service, the post honors 999 Day, a holiday on 9 September that celebrates the contributions of the police, as well as emergency and fire services in the UK.
Prince William wrote in his caption that society owes its lives to people working in emergency services who “work tirelessly to protect us.”
The public should “recognize the vital role they play” as well as “pay tribute to the bravery and dedication” to these individuals who have sacrificed themselves for the community, he added.
As a former air ambulance pilot himself, William has faced with “appalling tragedies” in his career. He witnessed a young man who had died by suicide, which had a lasting impact on him.
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Today marks #999DayUK, when we celebrate and say thank you to our incredible Police, Fire and Emergency Medical services 👮♀👨🚒👩⚕ and all our specialised emergency services for all that they do to keep us safe. The first photograph in this post is of The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex and their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, with their cousins Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall in the yard of the Old Fire Station 🚒 in the grounds of Sandringham House in 1988. On 999 Day later today The Duke will visit @TheFirefightersCharity at Harcombe House in Devon to hear about the support that the centre provides to members of the fire and rescue service and their families, and meet representatives from across the emergency services sector. On the extraordinary work of our emergency services, The Duke of Cambridge said: "As a society, we owe our wellbeing, and indeed our lives, to the men and women in our emergency services who work tirelessly to protect us in some of the most difficult circumstances. It is only fitting that we should recognise the vital role that they play, and pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities." 999 Day begins annually at 9am on the 9th September (the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) and is held to pay tribute to the invaluable work that is carried out by the emergency services and responders. 📷 Getty images / Press Association
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