Maeve (5) meets 'real-life Prince' at RNLI
The Duke of Kent, president of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), has visited Ireland to pay tribute to the incredible work of Irish volunteers and supporters.
The Duke, Prince Edward, is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the grandson of King George V, and has been involved with the charity for most of his life. The 81-year-old undertook a tour of lifeboat stations and met staff and those who owe their lives to RNLI crews, including Christopher Keane Hopcraft, a survivor of the Astrid sinking, and Janet Rutherford, who was hurt on a yacht off Kinsale.
Maeve Grennan (5), daughter of volunteer Jim Grennan, shook hands with the Duke and said couldn't believe she had met "a real-life Prince".
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