Last night Prince William attended the Pride of Britain Awards. This year’s awards were to honour the “unsung heroes” of the emergency service field, including those of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Before the ceremony which included presenters such as the Duke of Cambridge and Ed Sheeran, Prince William met with five-year-old Suzie McCash. At only four-years-old, Suzie called 999 which resulted in saving her mother’s life.
When speaking to the young lady, Prince William realised that he was unsure of how Prince George would react in such a situation, saying:
“I have a four-year-old called George, and if I gave him a telephone, I do not know what he would do.”
Adding on: “Do you know what, I’m going to have a conversation with my George about what to do because of what you’ve done – it’s really important.”
Later in the night, Suzie was honoured with the Child of Courage Award.
The Duke also spoke with Moin Younis, winner of the Teenage Child of Courage Award who spoke of his experience with Prince William afterwards to The Telegraph commenting on how the prince is “one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet”.
He continued: “It was crazy, it was amazing.”The fact that he knows so much about me and obviously the stuff I do – it means a lot.”
Moin suffers from a rare skin disorder that causes him to bleed with only a slight touch. Despite his condition, Moin is active in his charity work including an ambassador status at a hospice and always carries a positive outlook.
Additionally, before the ceremony, Prince William took time with Wayne Marques and Charlie Guenigault, two police officers that tackled the terrorist during the London Bridge attack in June.
Marques said: “It’s great to be honoured by the Royal Family and to actually speak to him like that.”
On stage, the Duke of Cambridge presented three awards: the Emergency Services Awards and two Special Recognition Awards.
ITV will air the awards on 7 November.