The brothers have joined colleagues from the armed forces to help homeowners protect their properties with sandbags. According to the BBC, the Queen has also provided feed and bedding to flood-hit Somerset farmers. A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “They wanted to show their support for the flood victims and have joined the armed forces’ relief effort.”
The private visit was unannounced but television crews and reporters began to follow the brothers as the news spread.
When Prince Harry was asked by reporters if he was enjoying helping out, he replied: “Not really, with you guys around.”
A newspaper reporter said he was asked by Prince William: “Why don’t you put your notebook down and give us a hand with the sandbags?”