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It was a black-tie affair for Prince William last night in London. 

The Duke of Cambridge, who looked handsome in a tuxedo, attended the Air Ambulance Charity Gala on Thursday evening, celebrating the success of its 30th anniversary charity fundraiser. 

During the event, William greeted paramedics, ambulance doctors and pilots who attended the black-tie dinner in their orange uniforms. 

See some photos of the event below. 

The duke also gave a speech, praising the rescue workers and recounting some of his own experiences.  

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Chris Jackson / Staff

“I landed on the London Air Ambulance helipad on multiple occasions during my job,” he said. “I can tell you that it is an essential part of the medical chain in London, and speeds up the process of patients getting to care. And I know firsthand that the trauma teams working with London’s Air Ambulance are world class. Even if their banter isn’t quite up to the pilots’ level.”

If you didn’t know, William worked for several years as an air ambulance pilot in East Anglia (before becoming a full-time royal in 2017). He has spoken multiple times about his work there and the need for access to mental health support for the pilots.

And although we missed Kate Middleton, we’re looking forward to seeing the couple together at their upcoming royal engagements

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