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Prince William may take on new flying role

26 MAY 2014 Prince William could go back to flying rather than taking on full-time royal duties when his transitional year is up in September.

It's being reported that the Duke of Cambridge is considering taking a role with the East Anglian ambulance service near his home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.

He stepped down from the search and rescue service last year and embarked on a year to work out his future path.





He loved his job as a search and rescue pilot


During this time William studied a course at Cambridge University designed to help him with his role running the Duchy of Cornwall — a portfolio of land, property and investments he will inherit from his father Prince Charles.

Palace officials have told The Sunday Times that the Duke doesn't feel ready to become a full-time royal.

The aide said:"The Duke is fully committed to his foundation and charities, but he feels he has not yet got flying out of his system."

"The Royal family is fully supportive of the plan.

Prince Charles has always wished he'd served longer with the Royal Navy. Such a plan would allow William time to see his wife Kate and child George most days. It would also allow the Cambridges more of the country life they enjoyed in Anglesey.



During his tour of New Zealand the Prince admitted he was “longing” to go flying again



Kate may have mixed feelings about him returning to the cockpit, however.

Writing a foreward to a new book about being a military wife, she says: "I loved my time in Anglesey when William was serving with RAF search and rescue.

"I cannot pretend that I didn’t feel anxious at times when William was on shift in howling gales, knowing that he was out flying in extremely challenging conditions, but he loved doing it and I always felt incredibly proud of him."

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