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Prince William Begins Six-Week Deployment in the Falklands

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The regal has landed. Quietly, and without much fanfare.

While the world has long known about Prince William's six-week deployment to the Falkland Islands as part of his Royal Air Force training, no one was quite sure when, exactly, he would begin.

Well, the time is now, as Kate Middleton's other half this morning touched down at the British outpost to begin his search and rescue helicopter training.

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William is one of just four members of the RAF crew deployed for training in the area, and will remain abroad, sans Kate, until the middle of March.

As already announced by the U.K.'s Ministry of Defence, Flight Lieutenant William Wales' routine assignment is part of the duke's "training and career progression as a Search and Rescue pilot."

In any case, the duke made sure to rest up before heading off the Argentinian coast, as was only just spotted departing from Mustique, where he was vacationing with Kate, Pippa and the rest of the Middleton family.

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