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TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Prince William visits the 'Spirit of the Country' flood relief country music concert on March 20, 2011 in Toowoomba, Australia. He greets victims of the Queensland floods.
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 6: An East Anglian Air Ambulance as it takes off from Cambridge Airport on August 6, 2014 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge will train as an air ambulance pilot before taking up a full time role next year at the East Anglian Air Ambulance base, Kensington Palace has confirmed. (Photo by Chris Radburn - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a sheep shearing demonstration as they visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show on April 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet a ram called Fred as they visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show on April 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are pictured during a surf lifesaving event on Manly Beach on April 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Jason Reed - Pool/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (not pictured) and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit children and relatives at the Bear Cottage Hospice at Manly on April 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Mark Large - Pool/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (not pictured) attend a surf lifesaving event on Manly Beach on April 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - Pool /Getty Images)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, runs along the beach at Manly, on Sydney's north shore on April 18, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (L) and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, chat with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (R) as they are presented with a surfboard at Manly beach, on Sydney's north shore on April 18, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
MONS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 04: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look on from the balcony of the town hall as they attend a reception at the Grand Place on August 4, 2014 in Mons, Belgium. Monday 4th August marks the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of casualties. A series of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LIEGE, BELGIUM - AUGUST 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a WW1 100 Years Commomoration Ceremony at Le Memorial Interallie on August 4, 2014 in Liege, Belgium. Monday 4th August marks the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of casualties. A series of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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LONDON (AP) - Prince William is taking a new job: Air ambulance pilot.

Britain's royal officials have announced that the royal will train for about five months as a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance. If successful, he will join the group, based in Cambridge, next spring.

Kensington Palace said Thursday the stint will be William's main job, though he will also continue to take on royal duties and engagements both in Britain and overseas.

The royal's duties will include flying and working with medics to respond to emergencies ranging from road accidents to heart attacks.

William ended active service as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue pilot last year, shortly after his and his wife Kate's first son, Prince George, was born.

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