After almost a year of waiting for this announcement we have finally learned what Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge is planning on doing with his life once his time with the RAF is over (which it now is).
We were supposed to know by the end of last year, then it was pushed back to the Spring, then it was pushed back even further and now here we are, his time in the RAF is officially over and we finally get the announcement that William will leave the military to focus on royal duties. But don’t let that fool you into thinking he’ll actually work full-time for the RF; he’s taking the next year as a “transitional period” to focus on his charities and family while he decides what he’s actually going to do as a full-time, working member of the RF. Because he couldn’t have figured that out during the year he used to decide what he was going to do with his future (stay with the military or leave). This just means that his excuse for not doing royal duties and instead “working” for the RAF is gone, and he better step up his royal duties or else people will complain that he does nothing all day—since he doesn’t have a “full-time job” anymore.
He will be focusing on his charities, including conservation, which he has already started expanding his work in. It has also been announced that William has brought together “seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry” in a partnership called “United for Wildlife”. It is described as “a long-term commitment to tackle the global challenges to the world’s natural resources so they can be safeguarded for future generations.” William will be the president of the collaboration.
William and Harry were at a BGC charity trading thing to mark the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Apparently they (and by “they” I mean Harry) cracked some jokes, one about William and his constant “baby talk” and another about not being who they said they were, or something. I guess it’s a celebrity thing, Harry did this event in 2011 and at this year’s there were a bunch of other British celebs. An interesting comment, though, is that broker Nick Thompson said that Harry seemed to be much more confident than William: “It was interesting listening to them both to see who was more confident. Harry took to it very well.” Seriously, Harry would be a much better King than William; Harry connects to people more and is more confident in the role in general than William.
Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Harry attended the funeral of Charles’ close friend Hugh van Cutsem—he was 72. Kate did not attend.