Prince William made a schoolboy”s day when he stopped to pose for a selfie.
The second-in-line to the throne, 31, was visiting Goole High School in East Yorkshire on Wednesday when a young rascal saw the opportunity to whip out his phone.
Flanked by his close friend, student Jack Raspin struck a pose and caught Prince William in action, walking towards the pair in the background. “Cheeky photo by Prince William,” Jack captioned the amusing shot on Twitter.
“Cheeky photo by Prince William,” tweeted Jack Raspin
The British royal had arrived at the school by car as the pouring rain had prevented his helicopter from landing on site. Prince William was immediately greeted by crowds of pupils who had lined up and waved Union Jack flags as he approached.
The rain didn”t stop other wellwishers waiting outside the school”s gates under umbrellas, in the hope of catching a glimpse of the future King.
As patron of the charity SkillForce, Prince William was making the visit up north to launch the SkillForce Junior Prince”s Award. The charity draws on the values and abilities of ex-Forces personnel to inspire young people to achieve at school.
During his visit, the Duke of Cambridge unveiled the Awards programme with a special plaque. The scheme is aimed at nine and ten-year-olds and will involve them participating in outdoor pursuits, first aid and community projects, team building and problem-solving challenges and other activities.
The Prince was given a glimpse of the kind of obstacles the youngsters would face, as they took part in a practical challenge in the school playground inspired by the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Students were tasked with working as a team and using apparatus to build a bridge for them to cross a barrier.
William chatted to schoolchildren dressed in bright blue SkillForce T-shirts, who eagerly embraced the D-Day challenge.
After his visit, the Duke hopped into his helicopter to fly to nearby Bradford where he visited youth homeless charity Centrepoint, of which he is a patron. William learnt about the organisation”s efforts and met young people involved in a “Workwise session,” an employability training workshop designed to get locals into work.