Prince William’s Career As Ambulance Pilot Is Over


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Prince William’s time with the East Anglian Air Ambulance services is scheduled to end on Thursday, according to CBS News.

Following his time in Britain’s Royal Air Force, his career as an ambulance pilot started in March 2015 and is coming to a close so he can devote more time to his royal responsibilities.

“It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglian Air Ambulance,” said William, in a statement released by Kensington Palace. “Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my Royal work for decades to come.”

Over the past two years, he has been stationed at Cambridge Airport with a team that provides emergency medical services across multiple counties. He recounted one of his first calls which was for a young man who committed suicide.

He said the call had a “profound effect” on him. Later, he and his wife, Catherine, headed an organization to empower those with mental health issues.

“William has been an integral part of the team for the past two years,” said the chief executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance services. “He is not only a fantastic pilot, but a much loved and valued member of the crew; he will be truly missed by everyone at EAAA.”