Prince William has announced that he is to quit his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot in order to focus full-time on his official royal duties on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
His office said in a statement the prince would leave his job in the summer and move his wife Kate and children George, three, and Charlotte, one, from Anmer Hall, their country mansion on the queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, to Kensington Palace, their official London residence.
‘As they have in recent years, their royal highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work on behalf of the queen and for the charities and causes they support, which will require greater time spent in London,’ the statement said.
‘Prince George will begin school in London in September and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery and eventually school in London as well.’
Prince William said it was a 'huge privilege' to fly with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which he joined in 2015.
'I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life,' he said.
The Queen, who turned 90 last year, has cut down the number of official engagements she carries out and announced before Christmas that she would step down as patron of a number of organisations.