Prince William holds ‘heartbreaking’ call after ‘serious floods’ ravage community


People told the Prince of Wales about how their lives have been turned upside down by the floods in Australia

Prince William talks to those affected by flooding in Australia

Prince William has held a video call with flood victims as they share their heartbreaking stories of how their lives have been impacted.

Australia has been hit by severe flooding, and the state of Western Australia has been plunged into chaos as a result.

William tweeted about his conversation today, saying: “Heartening but heartbreaking to speak with some of those affected by the serious flooding in Australia.

“As ever, their sense of community and selflessness is humbling, but it is terrible that such devastation seems to be occurring more often.”

On the call were: Daniel Cleave and Curtis Arthur, owners of a small business in Shepparton, Victoria; Grace Langlands, a member of the North South Wales State Emergency Service; Maureen Carter, CEO of the Nindilingarri Health Service in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia; and Brad Flowers, owner of the Overland Corner Hotel, Upper Murray, South Australia.

They all represent business owners, frontline responders, and local and Indigenous communities from the regions affected by the devastating floods.

One man told the Prince how he had been delivering basic goods to people in need via a canoe, and then just days later, his child was born.

William responded: “You’ve got people like you looking out for each other and supporting each other, that is what really matters.”


William was shocked by the stories he was told (Image: KENSINGTON PALACE)


William urged the affected people to ‘look out for each other’ (Image: Prince and Princess of Wales Youtube)

Ms Langlands also described the horrific things she had seen during the floods.

She told William: “The only way I can describe it is like walking into a warzone. Just the amount of force and cars on top of cars and just never actually realising the power behind water.”

William then added: “Please make sure you are looking after yourselves and those in your community who need it, because some people will be suffering in silence and I just want to make sure you are looking after yourselves as well as each other.


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