Tom Cruise is seen for the first time since spending the evening with Prince William as he prepares to leave the UK with a female companion for the Las Vegas Super Bowl
Mission Impossible star Tom arrived with a mystery female companion, after piloting the matte black helicopter himself and landing on the helipad.
Tom has been slated to appear at the annual American football championship final on Sunday night in Sin City.
The Hollywood star opted for smart casual in a navy jumper with a padded jacket, which he styled with jeans and white trainers.
Tom Cruise was spotted at at a helipad in Battersea, London, as he prepared to leave the UK and head to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Friday
Mission Impossible star Tom arrived with a mystery female companion
Tom piloted the matte black helicopter himself and landing on the helipad
The actor, 61, recently spent the evening with Prince William at a gala in support of London ‘s Air Ambulance Charity at Raffles London at the OWO (Old War Office)
He was pictured hopping out of the front of the aircraft, before getting into a car which was waiting for them upon landing in the Capital.
Tom’s female companion was sporting a cream quilted jacket with a beige jumper and a pair of wide-legged jeans with trainers.
Tom is a long-term supporter of the charity organisation, and on spotting the actor, William quipped: ‘I haven’t got my Top Gun slippers on.’
The father-of-three was referring to his playful fashion choice at the Top Gun premiere – a pair of black loafers decorated with planes, reminiscent of the fighter aircraft used in the original 1986 action movie.
The stylish slippers marked a departure for William, who typically plays it safe when it comes to his fashion choices.
Tom has been slated to appear at the annual American football championship final on Sunday night in Sin City
He was pictured hopping out of the front of the aircraft, before getting into a car which was waiting for them upon landing in the Capital
Tom looked windswept as he made his way out of the helicopter and towards his vehicle
Costing £300, William’s slippers were custom-made by Crockett & Jones, the desirable cobbler that holds the royal warrant.
The royal paused his focus from family matters following Kate’s hospitalisation for a serious abdominal surgery and King Charles’ shock cancer diagnosis to undertake a day of engages, holding an investiture at Windsor Castle followed by the charity fundraising event.
Elsewhere in the evening, Prince William has thanked the nation for its ‘kind messages of support’ for his wife and father.
In a speech, the Prince of Wales said the heartfelt words of comfort received by his family ‘means a great deal to us all’.
The day had been particularly busy day for the Prince – who is now the monarchy’s most prominent public figure – as he handed out more than 50 honours on behalf of the King.
The monarch is recuperating at Sandringham following his first cancer treatment and Kate is at home following abdominal surgery.
As he entered the venue the Prince of Wales said he ‘really appreciates everyone’s kindness’ as he spoke out for the first time since the shock news that the King has been diagnosed with cancer.
The Prince of Wales – who served as an air ambulance pilot in East Anglia – has been patron of the organisation since 2020.
During their evening together, Prince William jokingly recalled his stylish fashion choice from the 2022 premiere of Top Gun: Maverick (pictured in his plane loafers)
Tom’s female companion was sporting a cream quilted jacket with a beige jumper and a pair of wide-legged jeans with trainers
The unknown woman looked sensational in trendy jeans and Nike trainers
In a speech William, who has been keen in recent days to allow his father’s news to take centre stage, told his audience: ‘I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you, also, for the kind messages of support for Catherine and for my father, especially in recent days. It means a great deal to us all.
‘It’s fair to say the past few weeks have had a rather ‘medical’ focus. So I thought I’d come to an air ambulance function to get away from it all!’
There was also a joke for Cruise, known for his daredevil high-flying film stunts, as the royal said: ‘Here in London, the current aircraft have served magnificently. But our capital city needs a new fleet.
‘And we are Up Against Time. The clue really is in the Appeal’s name. By September, we need the two new red birds – decked with the latest kit such as night vision – in our skies.
‘I should also take this opportunity to give a mention to my – our – fellow pilot, Tom Cruise. Tom, huge thanks for supporting us tonight.
‘And if you wouldn’t mind not borrowing either of the new helicopters for the next Mission : Impossible, it would be appreciated.
‘We have all seen on our screens that – how can I put it – you seem to have a different take on ‘normal wear and tear’ to the rest of us.
‘It’s not the kind that buffs out, that’s for sure.’
It was only a brief moment in the spotlight for William, however, who will now return to Windsor with the king’s blessing, to care for his family.
The prince cleared his diary after the Princess of Wales was admitted to hospital on January 16 for what has only been described as ‘abdominal surgery’. She required a two-week hospital stay and will not resume public duties until after Easter.
The heir to the throne is unlikely to be seen in public now for another 10 days at least.
Tom and his co-pilot landed the aircraft at the helipad
Tom and his companion were spotted getting out of the helicopter
Tom spoke to a hi-vis wearing member of staff
Tom flashed his beaming smile as he walked along beside the member of staff