It was Prince William to the rescue after Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jonathan Douglas-Hughes fell down backwards at Stewards Academy on September 16.
Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton looked on as the prince reached down to assist the Lord Lieutenant off the ground.
Douglas-Hughes, who seemed thrown off guard by the fall, said, “Sorry about that,” to which William replied, “No, it’s all right,” according to news outlets.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Stewards Academy in Harlow, Essex as part of their “Heads Together” campaign. The initiative is designed to help eliminate mental health stigmas.
Prior to his visit, William wrote a blog post encouraging parents to speak with their kids about life changes. In this post, he even mentions his own children, Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 16 months.
“The truth is, for many young people, changing schools or starting a new academic year is really difficult to deal with,” he wrote. “Catherine and I have young children who will be going through this themselves in a short period of time and like all parents, we will want to make sure that our children are not just able to achieve their academic potential at school but are also happy and emotionally supported.”
Prince William’s kind gesture toward the elderly man just goes to show that he’s always willing to lend a helping hand, no matter the cause.