As his grandparents get a bit older, the Duke of Cambridge has announced that his operational service with the British Military is now complete.
Kensington Palace made the announcement on Thursday, confirming that the Duke will focus more on his charity work, royal duties and public service. This does not, however, mean that he will become a “full-time royal” like Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
“The Duke is currently considering a number of options for public service, a further announcement on which will follow in due course,” the Palace added.
Prince William’s last shift as a search-and-rescue pilot at RAF Valley was on Tuesday. He undertook an official engagement at BGC Partners yesterday with Prince Harry on Wednesday, and will attend tonight’s Tusk Conservation Awards with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William will, according to the Palace, 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 work closely over the next twelve months with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. He will expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect of endangered species. The Duke will continue to work with his charities on issues relating to children and young people, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces.”
William will also expand his work with conservation, bringing together several organizations to make up “United for Wildlife.” The partnership with “tackle the global challenges to the world’s natural resources so they can be safeguarded for future generations,” according to a press release.
William’s interview on conservation and fatherhood will air this Sunday at 10pm on CNN.
The Cambridges are due to move into Kensington Palace’s newly renovated Apartment 1A within the next few weeks.