Prince William is making the call to become a full-time royal, according to The Sunday Times.
In March, his contract through Bond Air as a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance will end at which the second-in-line to the throne will become a full-time working royal.
The Duke of Cambridge and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, have long been under fire to step up their role. Especially after the Duke’s 95-year-old grandfather, Prince Philip conducted more engagements in 2016 than his grandsons and granddaughter-in-law.
It has been said this decision was made over months of discussions and that the Royal Family is “very supportive” of Prince William’s choice.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make a move from their current permanent home of Anmer Hall to Kensington Palace. The couple’s son, Prince George, will also be making a change in schools to Wetherby in Notting Hill from his Montessori school. Prince George’s younger sister, Princess Charlotte will be attended a London nursery.
Both Prince William and Prince Harry attended the school which runs at £6,865 a term. It has been said that Prince Charles picked the Notting Hill school because it is close to their London home.
This “big shift” in Prince William’s role will no doubt help out his grandparents who are nearing their centennial and sent freight across the world when they both became ill at the end of 2016, postponing their annual trip to Sandringham, and The Queen missing many weeks of Church services.
As a result of the “heavy cold” she has been suffering from, Her Majesty was not able to attend the Christmas morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church for the first time since 1988. Before 1988, Her Majesty instead participated in a church service at Windsor meaning that this was the first time The Queen was absent from communion in recent living memory.
Both the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are also expected to step up their roles this year.