Look at you, Prince William, saving lives even when you’re not at the controls of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter!

The prince leapt into action earlier today to help a hapless gentleman who accidentally tripped backwards over a pylon while waiting for the royal couple to arrive at an engagement today.

No sooner had the uniformed chap hit the ground than he was back on his feet, pulled back to dignity (and into the ‘most embarrassing moment record books) by some helping royal hands. 

Kate was there too, rushing over with some benign chit chat to make it all feel a bit less awkward in that ‘no, I’m fine, really I’m fine’ moment.