William takes on Kate and Harry in welly wanging contest during Bafta visit


The Duke of Cambridge proved he has what it takes in the throwing stakes when he beat wife Kate and his brother Prince Harry - in a welly wanging contest.

William's aim was spot on when he knocked off the head of a scarecrow - featured in the animated series Shaun The Sheep - while Kate and Harry both missed.

The impromptu contest was staged when the royal trio joined dozens of children, helped by organisations they support, at Bafta's headquarters in London where a meeting of their Charities Forum was held.

At Bafta's in-house theatre the youngsters had been given an exclusive preview of the new 30-minute Shaun The Sheep production made by Aardman Animations, called The Farmer's Llamas! - which will be screened over the Christmas period.

And they were also set the task of making their own versions of Shaun from modelling clay as they were joined by the Cambridges and Harry.

The welly wanging contest caught the imagination of the royal trio with Harry the first to step up to the challenge, but he waited patiently behind a group of children who also hoped to send the scarecrow's head flying.

He clapped when one youngster managed to knock it off but when it came to his turn he howled in disgust when he missed.

When William threw his welly he knocked off the head first time and raised his arms in triumph to applause from the children, while Kate, who wore an outfit by Tabitha Webb, missed twice but managed to laugh off the disappointment.

David Sproxton, co-founder and executive chairman of Aardman Animations, said after the visit: "We know Prince Charles is a huge fan of Wallace and Gromit, we've spoken to him about that and Prince Harry said his father also loved Chicken Run - there's a bit of heritage there with Aardman and the Royal Family."