It’s not every day that a knight in shining armour saves you, but when you’re a tree surgeon in the U.K. and are injured after a branch falls on you, you never who’s going to come to your rescue. It could be a superhero with a sexy accent, or maybe a spy with numbers for a name who likes his drinks shaken, not stirred. Or, it could be a future king.
In Jim Schembri’s case, it was royalty that came to his aid.
The arborist was up in a tree, doing his thing, when he was knocked unconscious by a falling branch, leaving him with a dislocated shoulder and hip.
His injuries were serious enough that he required the help of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, and it just so happens that Prince William is employed by that very emergency medical service.
Schembri appeared on Good Morning Britain where he recalled that day’s events. As he was being loaded into the helicopter, he joked, “Oh Willsy better not be flying this thing.” That’s when William replied, “I’ve been holding your head for the past 30 minutes.” Ha!
Schembri added, “I was so drugged up on ketamine, I just went, ‘He better come and see me in hospital then.'”
And while the prince spent 40 minutes with the patient in the trauma room, Schembri said there haven’t been any other visits or inquiries. “A text would be nice,” he told the show.
William started working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance in July of last year, and while some have questioned his dedication to the job, Schembri defended the prince by saying, “What everyone seems to forget is that he donates all of his wages back to the air ambulance service,” and praised him for doing a “normal man’s job.”
Hey, Willsy, you’ve got a fan in Jim. Now text him already!