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William returns to work as pilot

Published 31/05/2015

Father-of-two the Duke of Cambridge, pictured with his son George, is returning to work as an air ambulance pilot
Father-of-two the Duke of Cambridge, pictured with his son George, is returning to work as an air ambulance pilot

The Duke of Cambridge will return to work as an air ambulance pilot tomorrow after taking a break ahead of the birth of his daughter Princess Charlotte.

William took unpaid leave in April following the first phase of his training with East Anglian Air Ambulance.

He and his wife Kate welcome the birth of Charlotte early this month and have spent most of the past month away from the public glare at their home, Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk with their newborn and son George.

The Georgian country home was given to the couple by the Queen as a wedding present.

William is understood to be in the closing stages of his training to be a pilot with the ambulance team, after which he will transport patients to hospital.

He previously served in the Royal Air Force, most recently as a search and rescue pilot.

He has had several official engagements since the birth of his second child, including awarding actress Sheridan Smith an OBE.

And the Duke, an Aston Villa supporter and president of the FA, watched his club endure a crushing 4-0 defeat at the hands on Arsenal in the Wembley clash.

His return tomorrow marks the end of a break of almost six weeks from his flying duties.

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