The Prince is leaving the military to start a new life.
After the birth of his first son, George, this July, Prince William decided to settle down and spend more time with his family. The heir just announced that he is leaving the Royal Air Force to devote his time to public service and charity work. William and his wife, Kate Middleton, will be moving from their home in Anglesey to Kensington Palace soon, with the prince to “expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect of endangered species”. Apparently, the prince completed his final shift this week, after starting his military duties in 2006, and having been stationed in Wales as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot since 2010. Through the duration his military career, William has saved no less than 149 people in 156 missions. He is now set to work on charities helping children and veterans, although more details haven’t been revealed at this time.
The Duke and Duchess will attend their first red carpet event as a family of three tonight, at the Tusk Conservation Awards in London. This is just the first of many events to come, most of which will be charitable. The family is set to attend both national and international charity engagements, sometimes accompanied by Prince Harry, who, at this time, is still active in the military. “He will continue to support the work of The Queen and the Royal Family through a program of official engagements, both at home and overseas, with The Duchess of Cambridge,” according to a statement released for People magazine.
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