William and Harry join DIY SOS team at project for ex-service personnel


The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have donned their personalised hard hats and steel-toe boots to help turn a derelict street into homes for ex-service personnel.

The brothers are in Manchester to help turn the Newton Heath street into homes for army veterans.

The Duke showed off his artistic flair as he painted the kitchen of one of the 62 houses, whilst Harry's work was cut out for him next door.

Prince Harry was tasked with laying paving stones in the garden and put his hands up in the air and laughed on completion.

Naturally building work came to a standstill for a just a matter of minutes to watch the brothers handiwork and DIY skills.

They joined presenter Nick Knowles and the BBC's DIY SOS team of builders as well as hundreds of volunteers in helping with the final stages of the build.

Hailed as the DIY SOS team's "most ambitious" project to date, it will see eight buildings undergo renovation plus the rejuvenation of the facades of 62 houses to help create the basis of a new mixed community.