Is Prince William Considering a Career Change?
Prince William's got another year or so before he has to worry about revamping his resume.
Despite reports the royal will have to face the "heartbreaking decision" about whether to leave the Royal Air Force by the end of this year, a palace spokesman says William, 29, won't have to figure out a new career course until at least mid-2013, when his current tour with the RAF ends.
"[Prince William] will have to make a decision in due course about his future career," the spokesman tells Us Weekly. "His options include taking another tour of duty with the RAF Search and Rescue Force; applying for a new positions within the Armed Forces; or ending his military role and taking on full-time Royal duties."
Adds the spokesman, "His current tour with the Search and Rescue Force is due to end mid-next year, so he will need to make a decision with his chain of command in the military, and, of course, his family by then."
His wife Kate Middleton, who herself is settling into her official royal duties and patronages, is sure to be the most important factor in Will's decision-making.
On April 29, the pair celebrated one year of wedded bliss. That weekend, they headed to Wingfield, England to attend the nuptials of close pals Hannah Gillingham and Robert Carter. And on the eve of their first anniversary, Will and Kate, 30, headed down the aisle once more.
"They were beaming," an eyewitness told Us. "They sat close to the front of the church, so they had to walk down the aisle together to get there."
The significance of their stroll wasn't lost on their fellow wedding guests. "It made a few people chuckle," the onlooker shared.