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Royal Family Releases Gorgeous Slo-Mo Video of Prince William Confidently Walking Alone at Important Event

He looks like a future king

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On July 3, Prince William attended the Thistle Service at St Giles' Cathedral, alongside King CharlesQueen Camilla and Prince Edward. The royal family then released a stunning portrait of the group in their traditional garb, complete with green velvet robes and white-plumed hats. And in addition to the new photo, the palace shared a behind-the-scenes video of the royals attending the ceremony.

The short clip includes footage of the group engaging with attendees and posing with fellow Knights and Ladies of the Thistle for photos. But what immediately caught our eye was the opening shot of Prince William confidently walking in his robe—in slow-motion. The Instagram caption reads, "Celebrating men and women who have contributed so much to life in Scotland at this special ceremony in Edinburgh today. Congratulations to the newest Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Thistle."

Royal fans in the comments also took notice of the Prince of Wales in the short video. One follower wrote, "Prince William looks absolutely dashing. Everyone looks glorious." Another fan said, "William carries himself like a true king."

Prince William's wife, Princess Catherine, was not in attendance, due to her ongoing cancer treatments. But fans also included their well wishes for the princess. A commenter said, "William must miss Catherine at these events. They have always been side by side. Hope her treatment and recovery is going well."

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Prince William was installed as a Knight of the Order of the Thistle—the highest honor in Scotland—by his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2012. The ceremony took place during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and Kate Middleton was also in attendance.

At the ceremony, the queen said, “It is our pleasure that His Royal Highness the Prince William, Earl of Strathearn, be installed a Knight of the most ancient and most noble Order of the Thistle.”

Per the official royal website, the title recognizes "Scottish men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a particular way to national life." Appointments are also seen as a personal gift from the monarch.

Considering Prince William's extensive charity work—from his environmental efforts to his homelessness initiative—we'd say the queen made a solid choice.

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