Britain's Prince William planning to leave military
ReutersLONDON--Britain's Prince William, who became a father for the first time in July, is to step down from the military and will focus on his charity and royal duties for the immediate future, his office said on Thursday.
September 13, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
William, 31, second in line to the throne, has been working as a search and rescue helicopter pilot with Britain's Royal Air Force in north Wales and has spent 7-1/2 years in the armed forces.
“This is a transitional year for him,” a spokeswoman said. “He's going to take this year to focus on his charity work, his royal engagements and particularly his work in the field of conservation.”
The prince is considering options for a future role in public service and will not be going into full-time royal duties yet, she said.