Rebecca Vineyard
September 16, 2016 12:12 pm
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Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, are continuously the royal couple of our dreams. They’re loving parents dedicated to breaking down the stigmas around mental illness, and now they’re also rushing to the aid of dignitaries who fall down.

ABC News reports that today, the couple attended a school event in Harlow, Essex, and were greeting a small crowd of people. Then, 77-year-old Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex and the Queen’s representative in Essex, Jonathan Douglas-Hughes, fell backward onto the pavement. A video shows Prince William and Princess Kate both gasp in surprise for a moment before rushing to the man’s aid.

In the video, several people grasp Douglas-Hughes and pop him back onto his feet; Prince William then touches his arm a couple of times, clearly still concerned. Luckily, Douglas-Hughes appears uninjured, he seems to dismiss the couple’s apprehension with a good-natured wave.

The royal couple were in Harlow to visit Stewards Academy to bring attention to the many challenges a young person can encounter when they go back to school. William even admitted that it was “terrifying” to return to school after summer holidays.

After all, that’s the mission of Heads Together, the foundation started by the pair, and Prince Harry. In a blog post on its website, Prince William wrote:

During the visit, they told the students at Stewards Academy that they’re not alone, and that it’s perfectly okay to feel overwhelmed and ask for help. Coming from royalty, that message is especially powerful. Said Prince William,

Today pretty much proves that whether they’re picking up a fallen dignitary, or advocating for support systems for children, Prince William and Princess Kate are real life superheroes.

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