This is just becoming too much for me, really, I mean— how much of a fairy tale life can one man lead? Prince William, no longer just a real-life prince with his own kingdom and subjects, has soared into Disney prince status after coming to the rescue and saving an actual life.
That’s right, just two days after announcing his engagement to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton, the prince leapt to action and flew a helicopter through thick fog on Thursday afternoon to the peak of Mt. Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. The prince is currently a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force, and they were called in to perform a rescue operation after a hiker suffered a massive heart attack while mid-climb.
In an interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Mirror, the 45-year-old survivor, Greg Watkins, said “If it wasn’t for him and the rest of his crew, I’d be dead.”
Watkins was unaware that he had a real knight in shining armour at his aid until they landed at the hospital. “The winchman helped me out and on to a stretcher then whispered, ‘Prince William’s just flown you here.’ I looked up at him and just said, ‘Oh. Tell him thank you.’ It didn’t really sink in until I woke up after my operation. Now I think it’s amazing.”
We do too!