Since last September, Prince William has been studying for his air transport pilot license. The process is extremely vigorous and known to be difficult, with 14 different exams that need to be completed to a high level. After Prince William recently arrived in Tokyo, for his first tour of Japan and China, Kensington Palace announced to the world that the prince has passed the exams and is now qualified to pilot an air ambulance.
The prince hopes to fly patients for the East Anglian air ambulance service, but still has to complete more mandatory training which will be tailored specifically to the aircrafts that will be used. This extra training should be completed by early summer, and the prince will be able to begin working for the service then.
Once the prince begins his new job as a pilot, he will try to work as full-time as possible, covering shifts for two main areas; Cambridge and Norwich. Although there may be some difficulties when it comes to balancing his royal duties with a full time job, not to mention still having time for his family, the prince is committed to making it work. In terms of his annual salary, he will be donating all of it to charity.
Prince William is currently in Japan for a royal tour, and will soon be heading over to China. He will working on emphasising the links that Britain has with China, and will be discussing different issues such as trade, creativity and innovation.