Prince William confirms he will be leaving the East Anglian Air Ambulance this summer

File photo dated 13/07/15 of the Duke of Cambridge as he begins his new job with the East Anglian Ai

File photo dated 13/07/15 of the Duke of Cambridge as he begins his new job with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at Cambridge Airport. The Duke works on average 80 hours per month as an air ambulance pilot, as he and the Duchess of Cambridge celebrate five years of marriage. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday April 27, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge Numbers. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The Duke of Cambridge has called working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance a 'huge privilege' as he confirmed he would be leaving his job as an ambulance helicopter pilot.

Prince William will be leaving the service in the summer, to spend more time in London where his children will be school.

He and Kate will also look to take on more official duties for the Queen, as well as more charity work.

In a statement he said: 'It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my royal work for decades to come.<

'I would like to thank the people of East Anglia for being so supportive of my role and for letting me get on with the job when they have seen me in the community or at our region's hospitals.

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'I would especially like to thank all of my colleagues at EAAA, Babcock and Cambridge airport for their friendship and support. I have loved being part of a team of professional, talented people that save lives every day. My admiration for our country's medical and emergency services community could not be any stronger.'

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