London • Prince William is taking a new job: Air ambulance pilot.
Britain's royal officials announced Thursday that starting September, the royal will train for about five months as a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance. If successful, he will join the charity 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 both day and night shifts, and working with medics to respond to emergencies ranging from road accidents to heart attacks.