Never-before-seen photos of Prince William released

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In this 2008 photo, Prince William holds a Royal Marines sniper rifle while at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, England.
Crown Copyright/MOD 2008

(CBS) Britain's Ministry of Defense has released a few previously unseen photos of Prince William during his time with the Royal Navy in 2008.

In one of the images, William, who will wed longtime-girlfriend Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey this Friday, is seen handling a sniper rifle while at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, southwest England.

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Other photos show him serving onboard the HMS Iron Duke during a Caribbean counter narcotics patrols, at the Royal Naval Air Station in Yeoviliton, southwest England, and wearing the Order of the Garder with his Royal Naval dress uniform for the first time.

The MOD also released never-before-seen footage of William's tour with the Royal Navy, including general views of him at the controls of an 848 Naval Air Squadron Sea King helicopter.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, William, who is second in line of the British Throne, trained with the Navy for two months from June to August 2008.

He is now working as a Search and Rescue Pilot with the Royal Air Force, and is based at Anglesey, Wales.