Kensington Palace has announced that the Duke of Cambridge is leaving the armed forces to take on royal duties and charity work
Prince William has officially left the British armed forces, Kensington Palace has announced.
The Duke of Cambridge has left his position as a search and rescue pilot for the RAF so he can focus on royal duties, charity work and spending time with his wife, Duchess Kate, and their newborn son, Prince George.
The duke completed his final shift as a pilot on Tuesday, and tonight will kick off the first of many public events with his wife as they embark on a jam-packed schedule of charity efforts. Prince William and Duchess Kate will attend the Tusk Conservation Awards in London tonight for what will be their very first red-carpet appearance since welcoming their baby son into the world in July.
And while Kate and baby George have been staying at their Anglesey home, a palace spokesperson also confirms that the royal family will leave Wales within the next few weeks and move permanently into their Kensington Palace apartment.
The next year will then see Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a number of charity engagements both in the UK and overseas, with Prince Harry joining them on many occasions, too.
The spokesperson adds: ‘He will expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect of endangered species. The duke will continue to work with his charities on issues relating to children and young people, veterans and serving members of the armed forces.’
It’s going to be an exciting few months for this little royal brood. Welcome back to London, your royal highnesses.