Royal fans are swooning over a new video of Prince William rowing with the Royal Navy.
The six-minute clip – uploaded to the Prince and Princess of Wales’s YouTube account today – begins with the royal family arriving at Dorney Lake in Windsor to meet members of the HMS Oardacious.
The campaign was established in 2019 to provide mental health support to those who work in submarines.
The 40-year-old father of three met Lieutenant Commander Hugo Mitchell-Heggs and his team as they cross the Atlantic in their new eco-friendly boat in December.
After being introduced to the group, Prince William loved to go rowing – but he joked that he would accidentally “hit oars” with one of the pros.
Royal fans have swooned over Prince William’s good looks after the Prince of Wales, 40, appeared in a video released to Instagram by Kensington Palace to mark Mental Health Awareness Week
For the engagement, William dressed in a blue Royal Navy hoodie, black shorts and donned sunglasses.
After doing a few laps on the lake, the group returned to Eton College’s rowing club, where they discussed their ways of coping at work.
While the crew’s mental health was the topic of conversation, the Prince and Princess of Wales’s Instagram followers were distracted by William’s good looks.
The clip of William rowing has already garnered more than 43,880 “likes” on Instagram and countless followers have left glowing comments.
One replied, “Prince William’s title should be Prince of Hotness.”
Another added: ‘Couldn’t help but think, ‘hello daddy long legs!’
“Ah yes His Royal Highness does it again,” gushed a third.
“Prince William is so handsome,” replied a fourth.
In the clip, the father-of-three goes rowing with the team that raises money for mental health charitable projects by rowing the oceans in Windsor’s Dorney Lake
Video of Prince William rowing in Windsor has sent royal fans wild this morning – jokingly he should be called ‘Prince of Hotness’
“Smooth operator = Prince William,” said a fifth.
Rowing alongside them, William asked, “Was it the physical toll or the mental toll?” What was the hardest thing for you to manage?’
Callum replied, “The physical toll is usually one of those things where everything gets a little harder every day.
“But what we really need to work on is how we work together as a team and that mental challenge around it.”
Hugo then added: ‘[It’s] understand each other’s vulnerabilities and show empathy.
“That’s how we got past the real psychological hurdles and were just really open with our emotions. I think that was something we were really good at.”
As a result of their various challenges, Hugo’s team has helped raise over £600,000 for military charities and organizations supporting veterans and their families.
William also asked the team how they cope with fear during a recent competition where the team raced against 42 other teams to cross the Atlantic Ocean – where they faced 40-foot waves and tropical storms.
Royal fans wasted no time before admitting they were distracted by Prince William’s good looks
Hugo said, “We focus so much on our physical health, but we actually recognize that psychological health is the same thing.
“Everyone gets anxious to varying degrees. If you’re on it and have things in your back pocket to tackle those things one at a time, you’ll be in a much better position to [show] your potential.’
William showed understanding for their demanding profession and continued, ‘Submarine service, you have to have a certain mindset to do your job.
“You’re in a metal tube for months. Much of your joy in life is gone – you have no sunlight or fresh air.’
Hugo added: “You go from civilian to this whole new world where you work with shipmates and a whole new dynamic.”
Speaking from her own experience, the royal added: “Understanding our support networks is crucial because many people don’t have those support networks.
“I think in the military we are very good at forming close bonds and realize that we can only get through this by helping each other.”