As he assumed a new identity as a spy, Prince William was ‘exposed’ to the lifestyle of MI6’s top brass.
The red carpet for the much-anticipated premiere of the new James Bond film, No Time to Die, was graced by Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton tonight.
But it wasn’t the first time the Prince had been given a glimpse into the life of a spy.
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, may have seen Daniel Craig on the big screen after the film was delayed for over a year, but he spent three weeks in MI6 in 2019 with the actual James Bond.
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Two years ago, William spent weeks with teams from the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, which serves as 007’s employer in the James Bond flicks.
The 39-year-old also worked for the MI5 Security Service and the GCHQ Listening Post.
“Prince William was exposed to the full range of counter-terrorism operations, from dealing with Islamist counter-terrorism teams, the menace of the Far Right in Britain, the Real IRA, and even our old Cold War foes,” top royal sources told the Mirror at the time.
“The event provided him a unique perspective on the threat to the United Kingdom and its people.”
According to the insider, the Prince was particularly interested in counter-terrorism, the Middle East, and the threat to the United Kingdom.
“William impressed everyone,” a senior intelligence source said.
“He is really interested in and knowledgeable about the work of all three organisations.”
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the Prince of Wales and the Prince of Wales to watch the secret service on the large screen at the Royal Albert Hall tonight.
A number of healthcare staff and military personnel were also present.
No Time To Die is the 25th Bond film, and it will be Craig’s final appearance as Bond.
Due to the Covid epidemic, the picture was delayed for more than a year, but it will be released in UK theaters on Thursday.
The premiere also raises funds for charities that assist current and former personnel of the UK’s three intelligence services.
The Secret Intelligence Service (commonly known as MI6), the Security Service (MI5), and GCHQ are among them.