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In pictures: William in Caribbean

William in a meeting on Montserrat

Prince William has taken part in a Royal Navy hurricane disaster exercise in the Caribbean. The prince - on a five-week navy attachment - was involved in planning the day-long mission.

William holding stretcher

The exercise tested HMS Iron Duke personnel's response to a category five storm. William led a rescue team on the island of Montserrat dealing with a coach crash in which eight people had been injured.

William taking part in mock bus crash

There was no sign the islanders recognised the junior officer as he directed them during the 90-minute training exercise.

William talking to a "victim"

Once the more serious "casualties" were loaded on to local ambulances - trucks painted white - and sent to hospital, William had a calm word for the "injured" left behind.

William on Montserrat

Sub Lt William Wales was hailed a "natural leader" after completing the mission. William is half way through a five-week navy stint, after the Army officer completed a similar attachment with the RAF.


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