Wills, Harry pitch in

Last updated 08:40 15/02/2014

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Princes William and Harry have shown they are not above mucking in for Britain's flood relief effort, helping soldiers to lay sandbags near Windsor Castle.

The pair joined members of the Household Cavalry in Datchet, Berkshire, which has been tasked to help out in the flood-stricken country.

The brothers have longstanding careers in the military and Harry is still a serving officer with the Household Cavalry.

A spokesman from Kensington Palace said they wanted to show their support for the flood victims and have joined the armed forces relief effort.

Prince William was heard telling journalists following the pair to put down their notebooks and pitch in with the sandbags.

But when a journalist agreed to help, he was told by aides he was not wearing appropriate clothing to carry out the role.

The pair aren't the only royals to provide practical help to flood victims - their grandmother Queen Elizabeth has also been lending a hand by providing farmers a way to look after their livestock.

"The Queen is supporting Somerset farmers affected by the flooding on the Somerset Levels by contributing feed and bedding from the royal farms at Windsor," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.

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