Kensington Palace shares adorable throwback picture of Prince William and Prince Harry with Princess Diana

Kensington Royal’s Instagram account shared a throwback photo of Prince William and Prince Harry for a very important reason.


999 Day is dedicated to the work and efforts of emergency services, including volunteer teams, who play a huge role in keeping the country safe. To raise awareness of this important day, a sweet photo of the royal family was shared on social media.

The photo showed Prince William, Prince Harry , Princess Diana, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall posing with a vintage fire engine. The young princes looked adorable in their fireman helmets!

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Today marks #999DayUK, when we celebrate and say thank you to our incredible Police, Fire and Emergency Medical services 👮‍♀👨‍🚒👩‍⚕ and all our specialised emergency services for all that they do to keep us safe. The first photograph in this post is of The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex and their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, with their cousins Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall in the yard of the Old Fire Station 🚒 in the grounds of Sandringham House in 1988. On 999 Day later today The Duke will visit @TheFirefightersCharity at Harcombe House in Devon to hear about the support that the centre provides to members of the fire and rescue service and their families, and meet representatives from across the emergency services sector. On the extraordinary work of our emergency services, The Duke of Cambridge said: "As a society, we owe our wellbeing, and indeed our lives, to the men and women in our emergency services who work tirelessly to protect us in some of the most difficult circumstances. It is only fitting that we should recognise the vital role that they play, and pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities." 999 Day begins annually at 9am on the 9th September (the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) and is held to pay tribute to the invaluable work that is carried out by the emergency services and responders. 📷 Getty images / Press Association

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The caption read: “Today marks #999DayUK, when we celebrate and say thank you to our incredible Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services and all our specialised emergency services for all that they do to keep us safe.”

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Giving fans context behind the throwback photo, the caption added: “The first photograph in this post is of The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex and their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, with their cousins Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall in the yard of the Old Fire Station in the grounds of Sandringham House in 1988.”

Prince William gave a statement about his latest royal engagement, where he will visit The Firefighter’s Charity at Harcombe House in Devon, to meet with representatives from across the emergency services and learn about the support the centre provides to firefighters and their families.

The Duke said: “As a society, we owe our wellbeing, and indeed our lives, to the men and women in our emergency services who work tirelessly to protect us in some of the most difficult circumstances.

“It is only fitting that we should recognise the vital role that they play, and pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities.”

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