Prince William grew up to be not only a remarkable young man, but also a skilled helicopter pilot at the service of the crown through the Royal Forces.
This video presents footage of the moment Prince William landed a Sea King helicopter on water as part of a demonstration of a search and rescue maneuver, carried out in Canada in 2011.
The prince was watched by crowds who braved the rain to see his flying skills in Dalvay-by-the-Sea.
The Duchess of Cambridge was also watching from dry land.
Canada is the only country that trains its Sea King pilots to perform “waterbird” landings, and Prince William performed it for the first time.