Prince William Will Be a Helicopter Pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance

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Kensington Palace announced Thursday morning that Prince William has been hired by the East Anglian Air Ambulance to be a helicopter pilot. The 32-year-old royal is set to start his flying shifts in the spring of 2015.

According to the official release, the Duke of Cambridge will also complete a mandatory training period in the autumn and winter months before starting out as a co-pilot. He will later be moved to commander level.

William, who completed more than 150 search and rescue operations with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force last year, will donate his entire salary to charity.

“The Duke sees this as a true form of public service, helping people in their most difficult times,” a spokesman said of the new position. [via BBC]

“He regards his work with the RAF search and rescue force as having been an exceptional privilege and the Duke wanted to make sure his own contribution to the outstanding work of the air ambulance service.”

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