12 September 2013 by

Prince William Leaves The RAF To Focus On Charity Work And Royal Duties With Kate Middleton

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This morning Kensington Palace has announced that Prince William has left the British Armed Forces so he can focus on his royal duties and expand his charity work. Oh and spend some quality time with Kate Midlleton and Prince George of course. The couple will leave their home in Anglesey in the next few weeks, moving in permanently in their Kensington Palace apartment.

William completed his final shift as a search and rescue pilot for the RAF on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean he is sat at home in his PJs playing XBox. Tonight the royal couple will attend the Tusk Conversation Awards in London, which is their first red carpet appearance since George was born.

The palace have revealed that the Duke of Cambridge is expanding his work in the field of conservation with 'United for Wildlife,' a collaboration between seven of the world’s most influential conservation organisations and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. William will continue with his royal engagements but is not expected to increase his number of public duties.

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The statement from Kensington Palace reads: 'He will continue to support the work of the Queen and the Royal Family through a programme of official engagements, both at home and overseas, with The Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke will work closely over the next 12 months with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. He 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.' They added: 'The Duke is currently considering a number of options for public service, a further announcement on which will follow in due course.'

In other royal news, Kate Middleton was spotted this week outside McDonalds enroute to Kensington Palace. Hold the phone? Kate Middleton goes to McDonalds?! But that's not all as Prince William's former nanny Jessie Webb was spotted leaving the car. Jessie was a nanny for both William and Harry and remains close to the family as she attended the royal wedding, so is an obvious choice of nanny for the royal couple.

Take a look at Kate and Wills' cutest moments in the gallery below...


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