Prince William is said to be leaving his job as an air ambulance pilot and will focus on his duties as a member of the royal family. It was reported that the Duke of Cambridge will finish his last shift as a pilot on Thursday prior to his return as a full time royal.
The Duke of Cambridge will already be leaving the job which he can consider as something that had a profound influence in his life. Prince William got no option since he should already work full time as royal considering that he is the second heir to the British throne after his father, Prince Charles.
It was March of 2015 when Prince William joined the East Anglian Air Ambulance service. Prior to this job, he first served as a helicopter pilot with the RAF's Search and Rescue Force for five years then started piloting his first operational missions in July on that same year.
Since starting in that job, PEOPLE reported that Prince William performed a lot of call-outs together with his colleagues in which he attended to rescues for road accidents, suicide attempts and even landing his helicopter in residential gardens, beaches, car parks and other places throughout the region. The Duke of Cambridge once shared that his first call-out as an air ambulance pilot was to rescue a young man who was about to commit suicide.
That incident on his job led Prince William to think deeply about the struggles and pressures of individuals and persons. Perhaps, this also is the kind of event that prompted and shaped him and his wife Kate Middleton to commit to highlighting the escalating problem of mental health. This was also the reason why the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge instituted the charity Heads Together.
As he is already leaving the job that brought a huge impact in his life, Prince William also made some realizations. He shared that it has really been a great privilege to fly with the East Anglian Air Ambulance and that he will carry his experiences in this job for the rest o his life and will add a valuable perspective to his work as royal even for years to come.