Talk about good timing!
Prince William has started paternity leave early after having completed a phase of his air ambulance helicopter training early. "This is due to a combination of the Duke performing well in the various modules and having very good flying conditions that allowed flight training and assessment to progress more quickly than had been planned," said a Kensington Palace spokesperson.
It's a relief, too, because it means Prince William will be right by Kate Middleton's side when she goes into labor, so he won't have to worry about making a mad dash from his training base in Norwich to the city to be there for royal baby No. 2's arrival! Per the palace, he will remain on unpaid paternity leave until June 1.