Prince William risked his position as future king of Britain by agreeing to a daredevil tandem bungee jump over the RIVER NILE with a pal recently.

The 21-year-old royal chose friend GUY PELLY - who was pictured cavorting drunkenly at a party with William's younger brother Prince Harry earlier this year (03) - to take the plunge with him, and both lads were strapped together to jump off the 43 metres (140 foot) platform above the river in Uganda.

William rushed back to his hotel immediately afterwards to watch the event again and again on video tape.

A pal of the future king says, "As soon as he got back to his hotel room he connected his video camera to a TV and they all gathered round to watch.

"He did a tandem jump with his friend Mr Pelly. They put their arms around each other and jumped. You could see Prince William bouncing around on the end of the rope. In the film he looked very happy."

03/08/2003 10:36