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Prince William Gets New Job – As A Helicopter Pilot With The East Anglian Air Ambulance

The Duke of Cambridge will need to prepare for time away from George as he adds this new role to his growing list of responsibilities

Prince William’s training for his new career choice will begin in the next few months, before he begins work next spring, Kensington Palace has revealed.

He’ll start as a co-pilot but, after a period of training, will be qualified to fly as a helicopter commander.

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But while his new piloting responsibilities will mean he’ll be doing both day and night shifts, Wills will be based at Cambridge and Norwich airports – not too far from his home at Anmer Hall on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, where he’ll reportedly spend his downtime.

The prince’s other home is at Kensington Palace, where he, Kate and George spend most of their time.


READ: PRINCE GEORGE MAKES A SPLASH (BUT IS HE AN OLYMPIAN IN THE MAKING?)

Wills does already have plenty of flying experience. He was an RAF Search and Rescue Pilot for the Royal Air Force until last September, before he left operational service to concentrate on his other responsibilities – including his then three-month-old son. 

READ: PIPPA MIDDLETON REVEALS WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING PRINCE GEORGE’S AUNT

Wills’ new job will leave time for his charity work and royal engagements and we’re sure he’ll make plenty of time to see his one-year-old son, too.

Did you have a career change once you became a parent? Let us know in the comments box below.

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June 16th 2014

Kate and Wills’ son was the picture of royal ease as at a polo match in June as he showed the world that he’d mastered the art of walking. And for a mum who’s getting used to her fast-moving baby, Kate looked incredibly un-frazzled. [REX]
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April 25th 2014

Sporting a red cardigan and red and white striped shorts, the royal baby looked incredibly dapper as he said goodbye to Australia as his family completed their royal tour. [REX]
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April 20th 2014

George (apparently protesting a little) arrived at the RAAF base Fairbairn in Canberra, Australia, in a knitted blue cardigan and shorts.
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April 20th 2014

Prince George looked like he had a great time at a zoo in Sydney as he was introduced to a bilby – named especially after him. [REX]
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April 16th 2014

Kate, Wills and George flew to Wellington, New Zealand, as part of their tour where the wind played havoc with Kate's hair while George stayed very calm and cool. [REX]
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April 16th 2014

Arriving in Australia for their 10 day tour of the country, Kate looked as incredibly flawless as always. But George proved to be just as stylish as his mum in a nautical romper that instantly sold out. [REX]
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April 17th 2014

The royal baby added to his toy box while touring Australia with his parents – with a massive toy wombat. [REX]
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April 9th 2014

We loved seeing the photos of Prince George enjoying his first official play date. The tot spent time playing with other babies his age during an event at Government House as part of the royal tour. [Getty]
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April 7th 2014

Touching down in New Zealand for the first leg of their royal tour, Wills, Kate and George emerged from their jet looking fresh and relaxed (not like most parents after a long haul flight!) Prince George wore an all-white ensemble for the occasion. [REX]
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March 31st 2014

It was almost six months before more photos of the royal baby were released and showed just how much Prince George had grown. He wore a personalised baby blue ‘George’ jumper for the snap taken on Kate's first Mother’s Day
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October 23rd 2013

The next series of photos of Prince George were taken at his christening. The royal baby was decked out in a handmade replica of the royal christening robe made by the Queen’s dressmaker Angela Kelly. [Getty]
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August 20th 2013

Wills and Kate released two family photos at the same time, snapped by Kate’s dad Michael Middleton. Taken in their garden, the young family looked relaxed and the finished effect looked like pics you may see on Facebook. [REX]
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July 23rd 2013

Less than a day after his was born, Prince George made his first public appearance. Swaddled in a blanket and cradled in the arms of his parents, the royal baby was so well behaved he stole the hearts of the country. [REX]

 
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