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Stunning New Royal Photo Shows a Stoic, Solo Prince William and His Striking Profile

This is one for the books

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This latest solo portrait of Prince William has to be one for the books.  

Earlier this morning, the Prince of Wales paid a visit to his old stomping grounds: his former air base on the island of Anglesey, North Wales. (FYI, Prince William served as an RAF search and rescue pilot at the RAF Valley for three years.) 

According to Hello Magazine!, the 42-year-old royal returned to the base as the newly appointed Royal Honorary Air Commodore—a position given to him by his dad, King Charles, last August. This particular site helps train fighter pilots in addition to teaching recruits mountain and maritime operations that can be used around the world. 

In a stunning photo taken by royal photographer Chris Jackson, Prince William’s striking profile is on full display. As he looks off into the distance, the father of three appears extremely stoic while wearing a suit jacket, a white collared shirt and tie. 

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This is just one of many stunning pics taken of the future king as of late. Back in June, Prince William traveled to Portsmouth, England, on June 5 to attend a commemorative ceremony for the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. The British royal family posted a gorgeous snap of the prince walking onstage alone on social media. 

In the photo (which was taken from behind the royal), the Prince of Wales can be seen standing onstage as stage lights and a crowd surround him. The six-foot-three royal is donning a navy blue suit with the white collar of his shirt peeking through. 

“Today we remember the bravery of those who crossed this sea to liberate Europe,” the caption of the post read. “Those who ensured that Operation Overlord was a success. And those who waited for their safe return.”

Beautiful photography, indeed.


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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...