Prince William Announces He Is Leaving His Military Job

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After more than seven years of service, the Duke of Cambridge will be leaving his job with the British Armed Forces. An official announcement issued by Kensington Palace says that the Duke, or Prince William as he’s more commonly known, will instead turn his attention to royal obligations and charity work, working closely with his wife, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, and his brother, Prince Harry.

According to the Palace, William will focus on expanding his work with conservation projects, particularly those that deal with endangered species and fighting the illegal wildlife trade. The future king has already started working on these projects, filming a public service announcement on Thursday for conservation non-profit WildAid along with David Beckham, and will be attending the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London on Thursday evening with his wife.

A graduate of St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, William had been with the military since 2006, first as an officer cadet at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, then as lieutenant in The Blues and Royals, a cavalry regiment in the British army. In 2009, he began his training with the Royal Air Force and under the title Flight Lieutenant Wales has been working as a search-and-rescue pilot since 2010. His last day with RAF was Tuesday.

The BBC reports that royal officials have dubbed the next year as a “transitional” period for William who, along with Catherine, became a parent on July 22 to Prince George. The royal couple and their young prince have been living with Catherine’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton in their Berkshire home since shortly after the baby’s birth. The palace’s announcement also stated that William, Catherine and George will be moving into their official residence at Kensington Palace within a few weeks.

[BBC]

151 comments
Tyrannous Sacer
Tyrannous Sacer

Yes, he has a duty. A job is one of the many characteristics of such, as well as there are other pressing matters that now require a paradigm shift.

Julian Mcmahon Clark
Julian Mcmahon Clark

Too bad for talibans They were praying to caprure the prince the here we are gonna see how the liberal media gonna broadcast every single shot of the Siria Iraq afganistan

Janet Wells
Janet Wells

Good for him - his primary purpose is Husband and Daddy

Ali Baig
Ali Baig

the pre-fix of his name say all :)

Orthohin Shopno
Orthohin Shopno

He is leaving his military job ... why you are concerning about this..??

George Modilevsky
George Modilevsky

I am sure he is Gay and he will come out of the closet very soon...George.

Indhira Aguiar
Indhira Aguiar

hahahhahhaha there it goes, it fits one of the most coolest memorable quote from the movie "Few good men" child!!! YOU CAN`T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!! ahahhahha we all know that.. ask Jack Nicholson

Engelton Matthew DeLonge
Engelton Matthew DeLonge

how many arabs he killed? Over Kill?... man i can't even do that in Call of Duty or Battlefield 3

Shane Schuller
Shane Schuller

Erica they've already made their wealth off the country and many other countries. And they still collect. If people were not worshipers they'd call for the monies back that belong to the people

Shane Schuller
Shane Schuller

Who actually cares. And why the fuss? There are people doing real jobs and people doing humanitarian work that don't get media hype at all. So who care about William

李維善
李維善

it is not a job for him. so many death of his fellow colleagues, but why can he still survive in the battle field?

Mirjana Miklič
Mirjana Miklič

stop being such ah...leave the man alone...he's done more than any prince...let him enjoy his life...what do you care what he does with his life...enough with those stuppid comments.

Hazal Wthisittoyou
Hazal Wthisittoyou

All this time I really did think that they members of the royal family didn't really do anything other than join the army for "fun". I guess i was wrong, so many people have a misconception of what their lives are like. We never know...

Paul Barbato
Paul Barbato

I wonder what career path he'll be headed for next.

Awe Ramos Cabrera
Awe Ramos Cabrera

Better to drop on bed, than to drop on sand with bullets and bombs over ya head.

Joetam Tamon
Joetam Tamon

he is going cncentrate being a father.... maybe!

McPhee VoniaBlack
McPhee VoniaBlack

now what about his brother? he still in? Or is he gone after creeping around like a school playboy?

McPhee VoniaBlack
McPhee VoniaBlack

really? so does he get the four feathers? i bet he doesnt since the queen is his family. he can do that others cannnot.

Miguel Jara
Miguel Jara

He should/can do things much better. You can not waste time being military.

Karrie Daly
Karrie Daly

great portrait... looks good in uniform

Seronta Mia
Seronta Mia

All soldiers should leave their military jobs.

Marya Moran Publiko
Marya Moran Publiko

dont think you need to resign you have to face the consequences on the lorrealle case on your family,your a father now and though on time if your on a military.people will think only your a disaster since you were on the family of disaster company like emservcemanservice that violates the creation of god. ; dr. mary moran balbero publico +639158194319.

Jc Rausa
Jc Rausa

If I were him, serve at least 20 years in the military. After that, file a retirement, at least he will get a pension from his service in the military.

SpiritFeast
SpiritFeast

So, you got me blocked on FB for saying 'silly Muslim.' Did you even read any of the other comments on that post, those who really trashed Pakistan and Islam? Mine was nothing in comparison. Are you really that sensitive and was it necessary to call me xenophobic? You have to admit, extreme Islam has some pretty nasty law.