TWO county volunteers have been given the royal seal approval.

Joshua Caine and Rosemary Hoyes both met the Princess Royal due to the hard work that they do for their respective charities.

Josh, from Hereford, is a St John Ambulance cadet and saved the life of a woman who fell down stairs at her home.

The 16-year-old was delivering papers in Tupsley when he noticed the flashing of a torchlight through a letterbox.

He looked into the house and saw a woman lying on the floor, shouting that she needed help.

Josh let his St John Ambulance training take over and the Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School pupil told the 90-year-old to stay calm and not to move. He then ran next door to get a spare key and asked his mum to call an ambulance.

The woman was believed to be suffering from a serious neck injury and hypothermia as a result of the fall.

Josh was invited to Armoury House in London to meet the Princess and share his story as part of a young achievers' reception.

Meanwhile, Rosemary was presented with a silver trophy by the Princess Royal for her role at Riding for the Disabled (RDA). .

Rosemary, who lives near Ross-on-Wye, is a volunteer at the RDA Centre and was recognised for her contribution to the Herefordshire branch.