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British Royal Family

Prince William's daring clifftop stunt

Prince William gave a mighty scare this afternoon when the second in line to the British throne came perilously close to falling from a 100-metre cliff face in the Blue Mountains.

The royal came within inches of the cliff top at Narrow Neck Lookout, peering out over the sheer drop to watch an abseiler's descent – without a safety harness.
"He took a bit of a lunge and a few people held their breath, gasped and readied their hands to grab him," said Damien Cooper, manager of the Blue Mountains Youth Service.
"He was fine of course, he knew what he was doing. I think his military background prepared him well for it."
Tim Williams of the Blue Mountains Adventure Company added: "He was very calm on the edge he didn't worry about the safety briefing to stay a fair distance back.
"He just stepped up to have a cool look over. He said it would be nice to come back another time and have a good himself.
"They were both keen it was just their attire that held them back. It's a bit difficult to abseil in a suit and dress."
Nonetheless, Prince William and the Duchess departed Narrow Neck Lookout having left onlookers with a real sense of derring-do.
The couple met a group of local teenagers who are members Mountain Youth services Adventure Program.
The youngsters demonstrated a range of adventure activities, including problem solving activities and games.

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