Prince Harry Comes to the Aid of Mugged Pal in London

Celebrity News Dec. 18, 2011 AT 6:00PM
Prince Harry Comes to the Aid of Mugged Pal in London Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage

It's Prince Harry to the rescue!

The British royal recently came to the aid of a friend in need after his cell phone was stolen during a robbery.

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Thomas van Straubenzee was on the phone with Harry, 27, in London November 30 when he was mugged and his BlackBerry stolen.

Hearing an abrupt end to their phone call, Harry raced across town to find his pal at a local police station.

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A source confirms to Us Weekly that Prince William's younger brother also gave a witness statement on van Straubenzee's behalf. Police say the mobile phone has since been recovered and the suspect arrested and bailed.

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Harry's good deed is not his only recent act of kindness.

In October, the royal -- who recently completed two months of intense Apache helicopter training in California and Arizona -- came to the aid of Lindsay Swagerty, who was thrown into a pool at the Andaz hotel in San Diego fully clothed.

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Having an impromptu swim in the pool with pals, Harry immediately came to sopping-wet Swagerty's aid. "He came over to wrap his towel around me," the American office assistant told Us at the time.

The duo spent more time together the next night at the Ivy as well, she says. "He has a very charming personality," Swagerty tells Us. "It was so fun!"

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