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

Ruth Doherty
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From Good Housekeeping

The official Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has shared a super-cute throwback picture of Prince Harry and Prince William playing in the yard of the Old Fire Station at Sandringham House.

The photo dates back to 1988 and shows the princes playing dress up with fire helmets as their mother Diana looks on. Their cousins, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, are also pictured.

The picture was shared to celebrate 999 Day (9 September), and to celebrate the work that all of the emergency services carry out across the country.

The caption of the photo 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.

"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.

"The Duke visited @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.'"

The post explained that 999 Day begins annually at 9am on the 9 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.

The cute picture was also shared in a week that saw the Duke and Duchess' Instagram page reach 10 million followers.

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