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Princes William and Harry get pop star treatment at charity polo match

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Excited members of the public crowded round the VIP guests, desperate to snap a picture on their camera phones. However, the well-known duo generating the excitement weren't pop stars or singers – but Princes William and Harry.

As they made their way through the throng the pair smiled and bantered with spectators who had turned up to watch them in a charity polo mach.

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William particularly seemed in high spirits after the sporting action at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The second-in-line had the day before celebrated his 32nd birthday privately with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, Neé Kate Middleton, and their son Prince George.

William took part in the polo match on Sunday the same day stories circulated that he would be paid £40,000 to work part time as an air ambulance pilot.

He will reportedly take a job in East Anglia and he is more likely to live on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk with Kate and George than at their Kensington Palace home in London.

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Such a plan would allow William time to see his wife and son most days. It would also allow the Cambridges more of the country life they enjoyed in Anglesey.

According to the Sunday Mirror, an announcement confirming the Prince's new role is expected within the next few days.

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

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.

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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.