Prince William just got himself a part-time job — one that gets him back up in the air.
The palace announced Thursday morning that William, 32, will begin flying civilian search-and-rescue helicopters for East Anglian Air Ambulance this fall. The four-day-a-week, £40,000-a-year gig will allow him to use his military training while still devoting enough time to his young family and royal duties, something that was hard to do on active duty.
The job is also located near the family's weekend retreat at Anmer Hall, on the royal estate at Sandringham, so the housing situation is all set up. According to the Mail, William and Kate were feeling "trapped" in their city digs at Kensington Palace and he wants Prince George to experience some kiddie time in the country like he did.
Trained as a Royal Air Force helicopter pilot, William saw his job vanish from underneath him when the Ministry of Defense outsourced that work to a Texas firm. He then left active duty after almost eight years.