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Duke and Duchess 'thank public for warm baby wishes'

The royal couple's second child is said to be due at the end of April Credit: Press Association

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked the public for their "warm wishes" ahead of the birth of their second child - but they still do not know if it will be a boy or girl.

A source said: "The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received from people throughout the UK and indeed around the world and over the last few months.

"They know that people are excited that Prince George will soon have a little brother or sister, it means a great deal to them that so many will be celebrating this important moment for their family."

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William and Kate expecting second child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, the Palace has confirmed.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: PA Wire

A statement said: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child."

Prince William will respond to crashes and heart attacks

An aviation consultant for the East Anglia Air Ambulance has said that Prince William will fly a helicopter air ambulance to respond to car crashes and heart attack victims.

His job will be to react to 999 calls as required by the ambulance control. To react to things such as road traffic collisions, cardiac arrests - anything where there is an emergency medical situation where using the helicopter will be in the best interests of the patient.

– Aviation consultant Joey Hermer

Air ambulance boss: William an 'extremely good pilot'

The chief executive of East Anglia Air Ambulance has said that the Duke of Cambridge brings a wealth of experience to his new role as a helicopter pilot with the organisation.

First of all his professional skills as an extremely good pilot. He has very good track record in the air-sea rescue service and of course he will bring a lot more awareness of the work of our ambulance charities both here and across the UK.

– Chief executive of East Anglia Air Ambulance Patrick Peal
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