Just over four weeks have passed since Prince William and Kate welcomed their second baby Princess Charlotte into the world, and the time has now come for the Duke of Cambridge to return to work. On Monday William – who has been on a combination of unpaid leave and paternity leave – resumed his job as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
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It is understood that the Prince is in the final stages of his pilot training and when he is fully qualified, he will be responsible for transporting patients to hospital.
The charity service that William works for operates in the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk areas.
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Prince William will resume training with the East Anglian Air Ambulance
The role is particularly suited for the future King, given that his wife Kate and the couple's two children, Prince George and baby Charlotte, are based nearby in the family's country home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
Last year it was announced that William would take on the full-time job with the charity. He was also reported to be donating his full salary, estimated to be around £40,000 a year, to the organisation.
Kate and Prince William welcomed baby Princess Charlotte on Saturday 2 May
The 32-year-old completed the first phase of his pilot training at the end of April, allowing him to begin his paternity leave earlier than expected. At the time a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said that the Duke performed well on training modules.
Before working with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, William served as a search and rescue pilot in the Royal Air Force. He had to sit new exams in order to qualify specifically as an air ambulance pilot, which he passed in February of this year.
William has been taking care of his newborn daughter and Prince George, pictured, at Anmer Hall
While on paternity leave, the Queen's grandson no doubt spent quality time bonding with his newborn baby daughter and taking care of his first-born. The popular Prince, however, didn't neglect his royal duties and carried out various engagements.
His first appearance took place just two weeks after Charlotte was born, when William attended a meeting in Switzerland for the United for Wildlife movement – the foundation he helped create with his wife and his younger brother Prince Harry.