May 6, 2012
Prince William will decide on his future career— in or out of the military— come the end of 2012. Photo Credit: princeofwales.gov.uk
William will be forced to make a monumental career decision between the RAF and his royal duties come the end of 2012, confirms an aide of the Duke of Cambridge to British media sources.
In his final verdict, The Duke will take into account the time his royal duties, family duties, and charity work will consume in the coming years.
William has a number career options moving forward, according to The Daily Mail:
- He could continue his work in the RAF Valley or relocate to another RAF base for a second three-year stint of duty.
- He could take another post in the armed forces and, therefore, create more time for royal duties and his wife.
- finally, he could give up the military life altogether, to focus on his charity and royal and family duties.
One source spoke to the Daily Mail:
Search and rescue has given the Prince an exciting job without putting him on the front line – but he is bound to a shift timetable. There are advantages of him transferring to the Army – one being that he would likely be able to take on more official duties.
William is thinking deep and hard about his future, adds the source. He loves the service, but there are other things to take into account. He and Catherine have a future and a family to plan and he will be expected to take on more official engagements.
March 21, 2012
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reunited today, after the Duke's seven week stint in the Falklands . Photo Credit: AP Photo/ John Stillwell, pool.
The Duchess of Cambridge was reunited with her fairytale Prince this morning when he returned from a seven week RAF deployment to the Falkland Islands.
William touched down in the U.K. at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, where his wife anxiously awaited him.
The couple will now spend a few days at Kensington Palace directly following the completion of a £12 million ($18.8 million) renovation, before returning to North Wales, reports the Telegraph.
Photo via topnews
A spokesman for the William said: “The Duke of Cambridge returned to the UK this morning following completion of a routine operational deployment in the Falkland Islands as part of a four man Search and Rescue crew.”
“He will now have a brief period of leave before resuming Search and Rescue duties from RAF Valley shortly.”
November 15, 2011
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The Duke and Duchess are renovating a suite of rooms at London’s Kensington Palace, but royal insiders say they are set to move to Scotland when William finishes up with his Anglesey duties in 2013.
While some suspected he might focus more on his royal duties when his post was up, he appears to want to pursue his career further as a military pilot.
According to the Mirror, insiders say William plans to transfer to RAF Lossiemouth.
A senior RAF source said: “Lossiemouth will also give the chance for William to command his own helicopter.”
The Mail reports Scotland could be an ideal location for Britain’s golden couple:
“A move to Lossiemouth in Moray would mean they were conveniently close to the Royal Estate at Balmoral and neighbouring Birkhall where the couple have spent several holidays.”
“They would also be near St Andrews where William has signed up to be patron of the university’s forthcoming 600th anniversary celebration appeal.”
William and Kate met in Scotland at the University of St Andrews.