Prince William is flying high! Just one month after passing his Air Transport Pilot's License exams, the royal has officially started work at Bond Air Services as an ambulance pilot. As he awaits the arrival of his second child with wife Kate Middleton next month, the Duke of Cambridge, 32, will take on his new occupation on a full-time basis.
William will continue on-the-job training with Bond in order to start flying rescue missions this summer, St. James's Palace confirms to Us Weekly. Prior to taking off on his own in a few months, Prince George’s dad will complete in-flight skills training, and work with both a simulator and aircraft. He will be afforded paternity leave when Middleton gives birth, though the duration has yet to be confirmed.
In addition to his new day job, William will continue his work with the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. He’ll also undertake responsibilities on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, when his schedule permits.
"The Duke sees this as a true form of public service, helping people in their most difficult times," a representative for the royal told Us Weekly in August 2014 when it was announced William was pursuing opportunities with his employer East Anglian Air Ambulance, adding that Prince William was "hugely excited and motivated" by the new gig.
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