Duke of Cambridge completes last shift with air ambulance
The Duke of Cambridge has completed his last shift as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot before moving on to life as a full-time member of the Royal Family.
Prince William has clocked-up more than two years flying medical crews to emergencies in the East of England. Now, William and wife Kate want to increase their official duties on behalf of the Queen and their charity work, which would mean more time in London.
Patrick Peal, the air ambulance’s chief executive, said: “William has been an integral part of the team for the past two years. He is not only a fantastic pilot, but a much loved and valued member of the crew.
“He will be truly missed by everyone at EAAA.
“As one would expect, there has been a lot of excitement surrounding William and his work with the charity.
“To us he has simply been another hard-working member of the team - one of 11 highly respected pilots who help us to save hundreds of lives each year.”
The Cambridges are expected to spend more time at their apartment at Kensington Palace, rather than their Norfolk property Anmer Hall, as their four-year-old son Prince George will begin school in the capital in September.
The Duke said in a statement in January: “It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
“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.”
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