Prince William gets candid about 'rewarding' job as emergency pilot: 'I am one of the team'

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Prince William has plenty of responsibilities, between his royal engagements and his fatherly duties raising son, Prince George, and daughter, Princess Charlotte. But the 34-year-old royal is also very devoted to his work with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

William works as an emergency pilot, flying to accident sites to provide medical attention to victims in different parts of England. The Duke of Cambridge participated in a BBC Future special about his work with the emergency team where he got candid about his time as a first responder.

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CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge kisses his grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh goodbye after he opened the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge walks across the helipad after piloting his air ambulance into land at the East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (r) looks on as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh depart in a Sikorsky Helicopter (The Queen's Helicopter Flight) after opening the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives his grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh a tour as they open the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II a tour as she opens the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attends the opening, by Queen Elizabeth II, of the East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge talks with air ambulance personnel as he attends the opening, by Queen Elizabeth II, of the East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives his grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh a tour as he opens the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge walks across the helipad after piloting his air ambulance into land at the East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge kisses his grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh goodbye after he opened the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attends the opening, by Queen Elizabeth II, of the East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge kisses his grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh goodbye after he opened the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives his grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh a tour as he opens the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II a tour as she opens the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives his grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh a tour of his air ambulance helicopter as they open the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II a tour as she opens the new East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh a tour as they open the new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge jokes with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as he says goodbye after visiting the new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R) speaks with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II (C) and grandfather Prince Philip (L) during a visit to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at Cambridge airport in eastern England, on July 13, 2016. / AFP / POOL / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh a tour as they open the new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives Queen Elizabeth II a tour as they open the new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh a tour as they open the new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R) speaks with his grandfather Prince Philip during a visit to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at Cambridge airport in eastern England, on July 13, 2016. / AFP / POOL / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
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"When I put my air ambulance hat on, and I come here and I fly, I'm one of the team," Prince William said. "Most of us here are ex-military, so we come from the same mold, and we have the same sort of very bad sense of humor."

Though the hours can be demanding, William thinks the benefits outweigh the difficulties.

"It's rewarding when I come here to do this job, and I look forward to coming here every day, whether it's 5:30 or going to bed at 2 in the morning," he said. "The shift work is still exciting, and it's challenging for the variety. I love working in a team, and that's something my other job doesn't actually do. You're more out there on your own a bit."

William's captain James Pusey, who was also featured in the special, praised the father of two, saying, "He's very good with advice, as well, on parenting, dishing out some good tips."

One topic close to William's heart is that of children's mental health, an agenda he has been pushing throughout his royal engagements this year. The Duke noted the importance of discussing some of the tough encounters his team faces when dealing with life and death situations.

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"There are some very sad, dire moments and we talk about it a lot," he said. "That's the best way of dealing with difficult situations is you talk. You try not to take it away... but it can be quite difficult."

To see Prince William's rescue work in action, see him help up a fallen lieutenant in the video below!

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