PRINCE WILLIAM CLIP S HIS WINGS
WILLIAM, The Duke of Cambridge will today complete his final shift with the East Anglian Air Ambulance to step up and become a full time royal.
After joining the team as a pilot at Cambridge Airport in March 2015, Prince William will finish up his duties with the air ambulance with a night shift from 4.30pm London time ( 1.30am AEST).
It comes after the Duke of Edinburgh’s announcement in May that he would be retiring from public life, with the younger royals poised to step up and help Queen Elizabeth II with royal duties.
In a statement issued by Kensington Palace earlier this year, the future King of England said his experience with the EAAA had been a “huge privilege”.
“Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my royal work for decades to come.
“I have loved being part of a team of professional, talented people that save lives every day.’’
Chief executive of East Anglian Air Ambulance Patrick Peal said HRH would be missed by the team.
Meanwhile, the late Princess of Wales’ brother claims royal officials lied to him about the young grieving princes, William and Harry, wanting to walk behind their mother’s coffin during her funeral procession.
In a shock interview with the BBC, Earl Spencer said he objected to the plan and told the Palace that his sister wouldn’t have wanted to subject her sons to the “very bizarre and cruel” plan.
FLYING PRINCE: The Duke of Cambridge in a Sea King helicopter.