In 2011 Prince Dillon of Swann, cousin and heir to the Duke of Swann, entered compulsory military service. It is also tradition in the Royal Family of Swann aside from conscription, that male members of the Royal Family serve at least a one year term in the armed forces. This is considered a duty of service to their country and a sacrifice aside from their life long commitment to serve as a Royal. His Royal Highness joined the Swann Royal Infantry and was treated like any other rookie serviceman during his training.
After graduating from basic training, Corporal Swann, saw service and action in the Perlistan mountains where several separatist groups threaten the current Perlistan Government who have a mutual protection treaty with the Principality of Swann. In the above photo we see the Prince as part of the Swanobian Military Presence in Perlistan. He is pictured with some other members from his motorized platoon camping around an abandoned building in Karachi, a largely bombed mountain town near the conflict zone.
Prince Dillon enjoys the life of a normal soldier and is quoted as appreciating being free from the less positive aspects of being Royal. Apart from our agreed upon feature, the Prince did not have to face off a single camera lens. In this photo we see the young Corporal with his tent mate and friend, Gunnery Sergeant Ruwan Els.
This poignant photo alludes strongly to a State Portrait and with good reason, as even war cannot diminish the Prince's Royal bearing.
His Royal Highness Prince Dillon completed his tour of service having also acquired his flight wings at the end of 2012. The Prince has admitted that he feels very close to the armed forces and will continue an intimate bond with them.