Prince William Is Finally Ready to Wear His Crown
He's leaving pilot job to take on more royal duties
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
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Britain's Prince William poses in front of an East Anglian Air Ambulance chopper in 2015.   (Stefan Rousseau, Pool, File via AP)

(Newser) – With Prince Philip stepping back, Prince William is stepping up. William took off on his final flight as an air ambulance pilot Thursday as he prepares to take on more royal duties, reports NBC News. Writing in the Eastern Daily Press, per the Evening Standard, William said his experiences with East Anglian Air Ambulance "have instilled in me a profound respect for the men and women who serve in our emergency services, which I hope to continue to champion even as I leave the profession."

Britain's royal family announced in January that William would leave his job in Norfolk to fulfill more royal duties. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now expected to spend more time at Kensington Palace in London, where Prince George will start school in September. They had previously spent the majority of their time at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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