Prince William ‘chased by a police dog who mistook him for an intruder’ on Queen’s estate

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PRINCE WILLIAM was mistaken for an intruder and chased and cornered by a police dog in the Queen’s Sandringham estate, it has emerged.

A police officer patrolling the grounds of the Norfolk estate that night has told how William was enjoying a late night walk when the incident happened. PC Jon Chandler was speaking to The Eastern Daily Press ahead of his retirement after 30 years on the force.  He said the dog picked up William’s scent and then went “charging after” the prince before barking at him.

PC Chandler said: “I had a particularly interesting night when I was walking my dog off the lead around the grounds and he chased after the future king of England.

“It was late at night and Prince William was walking towards the garages and the dog picked up his scent and went charging after him.

“He took it in good jest. He was only young then.

“It could have gone horribly wrong if he was bitten, but fortunately the dog did what it was supposed to do, and just stood back and barked at him. It was a memorable night.”

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Prince William was once chased by a police dog at Sandringham (Image: GETTY)

PC Chandler spent 10 years working as a handler with specialist search, drugs and firearms dogs.

He said: “There have been lots of highs and a few lows, but overall I have enjoyed my career.

“I have had the opportunity to make a difference – that is the reason I joined in the first place.”

William is known to be a dog lover and last year he and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, mourned the loss of their beloved pet Lupo.

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Prince William was mistaken for an intruder at Sandringham (Image: PA)

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William and Kate spoke movingly about the death of their beloved pet dog Lupo (Image: PA)

The couple took to Instagram to share the sad news and wrote: “Very sadly last weekend out dear dog Lupo passed away.

“He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much – W & C.”

Lupo was a Christmas gift to the couple from her parents in 2011, the year of their wedding.

Aby King, author of The Adventures of a Royal Dog, said at the time: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Lupo.

“He remains an inspiration to me and to all the children who continue to enjoy his adventures in The Adventures of a Royal Dog.

“My thoughts at this time are with Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte – I think it is theme who will feel his passing the most.

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Prince William with George, Charlotte and Louis (Image: PA)

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Royal residencies (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)

“As such I’ve sent them a hand drawn story in the hopes that it can give them some comfort.

“Lupo’s legacy is all the adventures he continues to share with children all over the world.

“What a clever little rascal.

“Rest in peace my darling friend.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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