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.”
Prince William was once chased by a police dog at Sandringham
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.
Prince William was mistaken for an intruder at Sandringham
William and Kate spoke movingly about the death of their beloved pet dog Lupo
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.
Prince William with George, Charlotte and Louis
“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