Prince Wil­liam on his fi­nal shift as pi­lot

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

LON­DON — Prince Wil­liam is com­plet­ing his fi­nal shift in his job as an air am­bu­lance pi­lot as he gets ready to take on more ex­ten­sive royal du­ties.

The heir to the Bri­tish throne was work­ing the night shift Thurs­day at the East Anglian Air Am­bu­lance, where he has been fly­ing med­i­cal crews to emer­gen­cies such as traf­fic ac­ci­dents for about two years.

As the older gen­er­a­tion of roy­als slows down, the younger mem­bers of the fam­ily are step­ping in to do take on more of­fi­cial roles, such as for­eign vis­its. Wil­liam says he’s been “so proud to serve” and has “pro­found re­spect” for the emer­gency ser­vices staff.

Wil­liam and his wife, the for­mer Kate Mid­dle­ton, will also be spend­ing more time in Lon­don, where their son, Ge­orge, is due to start school.

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