Prince William to Leave the Military and Become Full-Time Royal

After seven years of service, he plans to commit more time to princely duties and charity work, particularly in the field of conservation

By Rebecca Macatee Sep 12, 2013 12:37 PMTags
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Time for Prince William to update his résumé!

On Thursday, Sept. 12, the palace announced that after seven years of military service, William will be leaving the Royal Air Force to focus on his royal duties and charity work.

The new dad will work closely over the next twelve months with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and according to the statement, he plans "to expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect to 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," the statement continues. "The Duke is currently considering a number of options for public service, a further announcement on which will follow in due course."

But a new career path isn't the only big change in store for the future king. The palace states that William, Kate Middleton and Prince George "are expected to move into their official residence at Kensington Palace within the next few weeks."

The times they are a-changin'!