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Duchess of Cambridge admits worry whilst William served in Anglesey

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken publicly for the first time about how she felt on edge when Prince William was a pilot based at RAF Valley in Anglesey.

"I loved my time in Anglesey when William was serving with RAF Search and Rescue. I cannot pretend that I didn't feel anxious at times when William was on shift in howling gales, knowing that he was out flying in extremely challenging conditions, but he loved doing it and I always felt incredibly proud of him. I also knew that I was not alone and that there were many supportive Search and Rescue wives on Anglesey and at other bases across the country."

– Duchess of Cambridge

Her comments are part of a foreword to a book by three former RAF wives about what it's like to be a serving pilot's other half.


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Wales v New Zealand game

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the game on Saturday Credit: Michael Steele/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a reception for the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust which supports injured rugby players ahead of the autumn international rugby match between Wales and New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.