THE Princess of Wales was in Wiltshire yesterday (Wednesday) taking part in a military drill.
Braving freezing temperatures on Salisbury Plain, the princess joined members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards for an exercise.
During the simulation, troops were on foot patrol when they came under fire from an enemy.
The exercise involved a soldier suffering a gunshot wound to his lower left leg and being evacuated from the scene by his colleagues.
Princess Kate, who took over as Royal Colonel of the Guards from her husband William Prince of Wales last year, assisted Lance Corporal Jodie Newell in administering first aid, applying a tourniquet to his leg to stop the bleeding.
The soldier was then moved onto a stretcher where Kate helped with assessing him for further injuries to his torso.
After taking part in the drill, she toured the Salisbury Plain training area with Major General Christopher Ghika, commander of the Army in London and the Household Division, and Lieutenant Colonel James Aldridge, commander of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and met a numberof guardsmen.