Prince William Leaving the Royal Air Force

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After more than seven and a half years of military service, Prince William is leaving the Royal Air Force and will be taking on more royal duties, the palace announced Thursday.

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The Duke is currently considering "a number of options for public service," the statement reads, but his plans include working closely over the next year with the Royal Foundation alongside his wife Kate Middleton and Prince Harry. He will also expand his work in conservation -- particularly in respect to endangered species -- and will continue to work with his charities on issues relating to children and young people, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces.

The palace also revealed that Will, Kate and Prince George are expected to move into their official resident at Kensington Palace within the next few weeks!

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But though it will be a new chapter for Prince William, he can certainly be proud of his military accomplishments. During his time in the Royal Air Force, he's undertaken a total of 156 search and rescue operations, resulting in 149 people being rescued.