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Prince William Quits Air Force, Spending 'Transitional' Time With Family Before Starting Royal Duties

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  • Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant 2012.
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    Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant 2012.
By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter
September 12, 2013|11:27 am

Prince William has officially ended his tour of duty for the Royal Air Force and will now focus on his family as well as new royal duties. The new father is reportedly planning a "transition" year to adjust to the change in work environment.

"He will continue to support the work of The Queen and the Royal Family through a program of official engagements, both at home and overseas, with The Duchess of Cambridge," a statement issued by Kensington Palace explained. "The Duke will work closely over the next twelve months with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry."

The three have already begun working together on events for charity and the princes participated in a day of fundraising in London just yesterday. It will be easy for the three to work together since they already get along and will be neighbors at Kensington Palace, which Kate and William are expected to move into any day now.

According to the Palace, William "will expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect of endangered species. The Duke will continue to work with his charities on issues relating to children and young people, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces."

Volunteering has always been a priority for the prince, whose mother, Princess Diana, made sure to expose her boys to those less fortunate. She provided them with an education not normally provided by life in the palace. William and Harry have both been very active in their charity work; last month Harry took the same dangerous walk through a minefield that his mother did years before.

William and Kate recently hired William's former nanny to help take care of Prince George as they prepare to return to royal duty and the public life. Both will likely spend time adjusting to life at Kensington Palace before beginning their new careers.

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