Princes William and Harry helped in the tsunami relief effort by packing aid for victims at a warehouse in London.
They spent more than five hours with Red Cross workers loading emergency hygiene packs destined for the Maldives, the London Sun reported Sunday.
The princes wanted to help in the massive voluntary operation after seeing the plight of orphaned children.
"We were both seriously shocked," said 22-year-old William. "A documentary about orphans brought tears to our eyes."
Twenty-year-old Harry said, "We didn't want to sit back and just give donations."
Some Londoners charged that the royal family had not helped the relief effort.
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