It’s not every day that a future king swoops in by helicopter to rescue you.
But when Prince William came to Jim Schembri’s aid, he almost didn’t notice.
The 37-year-old arborist was injured when a branch collapsed, leaving him with a dislocated shoulder and hip.
Schembri’s injuries were serious enough to require the assistance of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, an emergency medical service that employs the second-in-line to the British throne as a pilot.
“It wasn’t until they were actually loading me into the helicopter that it clicked,”Schembi told NBC News’ British partner ITV.