Potentially terrible news, but actually barely news at all, which makes us wonder why we’re reporting: Prince Charles and the Duchess Of Cornwall took for a bit (in a helicopter, they can’t fly) and then had set down slightly later on after there was believed to be a technical fault with the craft. Oh dear God.
Thankfully, there was absolutely no threat to their lives whatsoever and indeed the whole incident was dealt with the sort of professionalism you’d expect from pilots, who are talented enough to be entrusted to fly Prince Charles and Camilla around Britain. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Royal couple took off from central London but about 10 to 15 minutes later made what was described as a “controlled emergency landing” at an airfield in Denham, Buckinghamshire.
A technical fault was found to be the issue with the helicopter – conspiracy theorists start your engines – though it was all dealt with well and none of the eight people in the craft were injured. Good stuff. A source close to Clarence House said: "It was quite a hairy experience." The reason the couple were in the chopper was because they were on their way to attend the opening day of the Hay-on-Wye festival – which is a quite lovely party of Britain. They were with their private secretary and security staff, who presumably love a bit of the area as well. And who can blame them?
Charles and Camilla were presumably a little more dressed down for their chopper ride