Prince William, who has served full-time in the military since 2006, has chosen to leave operational service, Clarence House announced Thursday (Sept. 12).
In a statement, the palace announces that William “will continue to support the work of The Queen and the Royal Family through a programme of official engagements, both at home and overseas, with the Duchess of Cambridge.
“The Duke will continue his work with his charities on issues relating to children and young people, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces. The Duke is currently considering a number of options for public service.”
William began training as a search and rescue pilot in 2009 and a year later, began serving as a Flight Lieutenant out of Royal Air Force Valley in Anglesey, flying missions on a Sea King helicopter.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently gave birth to Prince George and are expected to move to their official residence at Kensington Palace in the coming weeks.