Prince William Leaves His Role As A Pilot

Prince William had his last shift as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EEAA) on Thursday, July 27 at Cambridge Airport. William joined the EEAA in 2015 after he flew rescue helicopters for three years as a member of the Royal Air Force.

This announcement was well anticipated after the royal announced in January 2017 that this was his intention. At that time he also stated that himself and Duchess Kate Middleton would move into Kensington Palace full time.

“As part of the team, I have been invited into people’s homes to share moments of extreme emotion, from relief that we have given someone a fighting chance, to profound grief,” William said. “I have watched as incredibly skilled doctors and paramedics have saved people’s lives. These experiences 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.”