Prince William (left) with fellow soldiers
07/10/2008 AT 08:25 AM EDT
He may be the future king of England, but Prince
has no trouble getting his hands dirty as an officer of the
The 26-year-old heir to the throne, known officially
as Sub-Lieutenant William Wales, has already taken part in a
multimillion-dollar drug bust and helped coordinate vital rescue
exercises in the Caribbean after only a couple of weeks on board the HMS
Iron Duke, according to British Press Association.
What's more, the young officer is proving that he's got what it takes
to be a leader of men, according to his superior officers.
"He understands instinctively the business of command," the ship's captain, Commander Mark Newland, says. "Being sent away with a small group to lead and conduct a particular task – that, to him, is second nature."