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Palace: Prince William ends long stint as helicopter pilot, leaves military service

FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2012 file photo released by Britain's Ministry of Defence , Britain's Prince William sits in the cockpit of a helicopter at RAF Valley in Anglesey Wales. Prince William has finished his tour of duty as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and has left operational service with the British military to focus on royal duties and charity work, royal officials said Thursday, Sept 12, 2013. William’s Kensington Palace office said that the second in line to the British throne completed his final shift earlier this week. (AP Photo/ SAC Faye Storer, MOD, File)
September 12, 2013 - 3:43 AM

LONDON - Royal officials say Prince William has finished his tour of duty as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and has left operational service with the British military to focus on royal duties and charity work.

William's Kensington Palace office said Thursday that the second in line to the British throne completed his final shift earlier this week.

It said he would now focus on royal duties and was "considering a number of options for public service."

William has spent more than seven years in the military, first in the army and then as a Royal Air Force pilot, stationed in north Wales.

In July his wife Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, Prince George.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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