The programme, will show The Duke of Cambridge’s role as a rescue pilot, and the Royal will be be one of the crew members that are featured on the new BBC series Helicopter Rescue.
The show, due to start on April 8th, will feature extensive footage of the Prince, or Flight Lieutenant Wales as he is known at work, working in the RAF.
The show may be one of the last chances to see William in action, after the announcement that the search-and- rescue helicopter service is to be privatised and that the Prince is set to become a full time working royal.
Reflecting on the pressures of the job, Prince William admits during the series that the work gives him an immense feeling when a rescue operation is carried out successfully.
He said: “There’s no greater feeling than when you’ve actually done some good and saved someone’s life. I don’t think there’s any greater calling in life… to be able to see a son or daughter’s face when you bring their mother or father back from the edge of death – it’s quite powerful.”
In episode one, the Prince and his colleagues are called to rescue a local boy who has fallen off a railway bridge onto rocks.
The Duke, is expecting his first child with The Duchess of Cambridge, in July. It has been heavily rumoured that William will scale back his RAF commitments and support his grandmother The Queen, taking on more royal duties by 2014. The royal couple will visit Scotland next week.
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