Prince William was once nearly attacked by a snarling police dog that thought he was an intruder in Sandringham. The dog's handler has recently retired from service and recalled his crazy encounter with the future King of the United Kingdom.
In an interview with Eastern Daily Press, PC Jon Chandler revealed his interesting late-night patrol that led to his dog almost hurting William. The second in line to the British throne was still in his youth when the dog tried to run after the perceived intruder at the Sandringham garage.
Fortunately, William, who loves dogs just like Queen Elizabeth, took the incident in jest and understood that the animal was only protecting his grandmother's estate. Chandler, however, was horrified at the thought that the future monarch could be bitten.
The policeman is retiring this January after 30 years of service. He said that that moment with the Duke of Cambridge has been such a memorable part of his productive career.
Meanwhile, William and his wife Kate Middleton sadly confirmed that their dog Lupo has died one November weekend in 2020. The couple, however, did not reveal the cause of Lupo's death but he has been with the Cambridges since 2012.
According to reports, Lupo was a gift from Kate's brother, James. The English Cocker Spaniel grew up with Prince George, who was born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2013.
William, Kate and the Cambridge children are currently staying near the Queen's Sandringham estate during the third lockdown in the United Kingdom. The family does not have any intentions to go back to Kensington Palace just yet as the virus cases rise in the city.
George and younger sister Charlotte are currently back to homeschooling and online classes as in-person classes in the U.K. have to shut down for five weeks. This means that William and Kate are back to guiding and teaching their school-age children with their new lessons.
Speaking of the virus, William said that he's very proud that his grandparents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, have received their first vaccine shot to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19. Buckingham Palace did not say which brand of the vaccine was injected into the royal pair but the Duke of Cambridge said that his grandparents' decision sends out a strong message to the public that hope for people's return to normal life is here.
William also thanked the people who made the vaccine program in the U.K. possible. He made special mention to the NHS who is leading the rollout to the vulnerable sector of society.