Prince William Leaves Royal Air Force, Will Now Begin Transitional “Gap Year”

Josh Duboff

Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince GeorgeKate Middleton, Prince William and Prince GeorgeApproaching two months since the birth of little George, Prince William is fully embracing the Dad Life, as the Palace has announced today that William will be leaving the military after more than seven years of service. William will now "focus on his royal duties and charity work together with his wife," as the pair are set to move in to their digs in Kensington Palace within the next few weeks. The Palace's statement said William will be working in the "field of conservation," as well as with "charities on issues relating to children and young people, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces." The Ministry of Defense said that his last shift as a search-and-rescue pilot took place on Tuesday.

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This upcoming year, though, will be a "transition" one for William, the palace said, as he will not necessarily "carry out his royal duties full time." Somehow we can't see William spending his days catching up on Breaking Bad and idly Facebook-ing, so we hope we'll still get to see him out and about frequently despite this apparent scaling back.

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William and Kate also have hired a nanny to help them out at home: rather than putting up a posting on Craigslist to find one, the couple chose a nanny they were already intimately familiar with: Jessie Webb, who actually was hired by Prince Charles and Princess Diana to take care of William and Harry some twenty years ago. Webb has much experience in Royal Nannying, as she also previously cared for William's cousin, Viscount Linley.

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