Prince Charles has had a miraculous escape following a fall from the top floor of Buckingham Palace. He fell several feet, until his ears became stuck in a metal grid.
Charles was left dangling eight floors above the Mall whilst the changing of the guard took place. At first nobody noticed his plight. It was only when Camilla and Prince Philip, both hobbling from recent injuries, complained that Charles was late serving the tea and Duchy Original biscuits that people realised something was up.
He was finally noticed and a crowd gathered to await his rescue. Or his terrible death. Either would have suited them. Fortunately for Charles the Royal Engineers were located nearby and they were able to rescue him. Captain Mike Baldwin said "His big ears clearly helped him. I guess he was just born lucky."