May 6, 2011
The Duke of Cambridge is back to work as an RAF pilot in Anglesey. And just one week after his wedding he’s taken part in three rescue missions.
His latest heroic act?
He helped save a 46-year-old man stranded on Tryfan mountain on Friday,” reports the BBC.
“The man had tumbled a short distance near the summit and it is believed he had dislocated his shoulder.”
Earlier in the week, the prince helped rescue a 70-year old walker in Snowdonia, said to have suffered a heart attack on the 2,946ft (898m) Lliwedd mountain.
After delivering the man to the hospital in Bangor, another rescue was carried out: “the crew returned and flew four men off Snowdon after one suffered vertigo,” says BBC.
Way to go Will!
May 6, 2011
The Chester Zoo gave William and Kate the chance to adopt a baby penguin for their wedding gift and they have accepted.
The couple have adopted an endangered baby penguin called “Acorn,” the Chester Zoo reports.
“The zoo revealed its surprise gift to the happy couple after asking followers on social networking sites to choose which of its 400 different species the couple should sponsor,” says SKY news. Fans picked the popular penguins, which received more than 20% of the votes. Rothschild giraffes and African painted dogs were a distant second and third, with other notable suggestions including royal starlings Billy and Nate, a grey crowned crane and a black rhinoceros.”
But, don’t get too excited, the cute critter will not be sharing the couples white-washed cottage in Anglesey.
Instead, the Humbolt Penguin, who was in the first of a batch of penguins to hatch in the week leading up to the wedding, will stay at the Chester Zoo in north-west England with 49 of its penguin friends, TIME reports.
“Hopefully the happy couple will come and see little Acorn playing in his pool very soon,” said a spokesman for the zoo to AFP.
“It’s a real honour to be able to boast Prince William and Kate as penguin adopters.”
A zoo spokesman also commented to BBC: “We thought that as they’re both fairly nearby now on Anglesey, then William and Kate might like to take advantage of the free tickets in the adoption pack and spend a day here. They would also be able to watch Acorn being fed and we’d be delighted if they chose to renew the adoption at the end of 12 months.”
May 6, 2011
The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted out-and-about for the first time since her weekend trip with Prince William, reports the Daily Mail.
Where was she? Why, the supermarket of course! She was pushing a cart up the less glamorous aisle of Waitrose.
One onlooker said to the Mail: ‘It looked like she was stocking up on the basics, but she also bought a few special items, so perhaps she was preparing their first romantic meal as a married couple.
“She loaded all the shopping into her car on her own, then skipped as she ran the trolley back to the park. She looked very happy and was smiling at people.”
“Most people didn’t even spot who it was, despite her being probably the most famous person in the world at the moment.”