Prince William has sweet interaction with police dog as he praises emergency services in Belfast

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Prince William was snapped having an adorable interaction with a police dog during his latest visit with emergency service personnel in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, smiled widely as he petted five month old Irish Red Setter pup Tara during his visit.

Prince William, who recently reunited with his brother Prince Harry, crouched down to the floor as he affectionately stroked the adorable dog, which has been trained to provide comfort to those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Another snap shows the Prince making eye contact with the red haired puppy, who is looking up at the future king while laying on the floor as a police officer holds the lead attached to Tara the dog’s collar.

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Prince William looked dapper as he wore a navy blue suit which he matched with a pair of brown suede dessert boots.

He was visiting Belfast Police College to chat with police officers and staff taking part in the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Wellbeing Volunteer Training course.

During his visit Prince William, who reportedly didn’t speak to Prince harry for two months after Megxit, thanked the emergency services in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic.

In a speech at the Police College, William said: “This has already been an extraordinary year.


“The months ahead will no doubt be uncertain and at points scary.

“But, thanks to the dedication and sacrifice of those of you working across the emergency services and in the NHS, I count myself and others in this country very fortunate.

“Your dedication is not only apparent when we are faced with a global pandemic.

“Each and every day, people from teams across the blue light community are called to the scenes of dreadful incidents.

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“But as you care for us in our time of need, so too must we ensure that we are there for you when you need it the most. We must ensure that you have the right support in place each and every day.

“And I know first hand, that even in routine circumstances, those of you on the frontline can face immense challenges that can naturally have a significant impact on both your physical and mental health.”

He added: “Firstly, it’s important that we recognise that.

“And secondly, it’s important that we do all we can to support you through it.”

William’s trip comes a day after he convened the first meeting of a new body aimed to support members of the emergency services with their mental health across the UK.

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