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.
The Duke of Cambridge will continue to carry out royal engagements but is not expected to increase his number of public duties.
The second in line to the throne is in a "transitional" year, sources have said, and is considering options for his "public service", an announcement will be made about his decision within the next 12 months.
The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since the birth of her baby as she joined Prince William, starting a charity endurance marathon on Anglesey.
Baby George didn't make the trip, but as his father's time at RAF Valley, and in Wales comes to an end, hundreds of people did turn out to see the couple before they leave Wales for good. Ian Lang reports.
The Duchess of Cambridge's decision to join her husband at the launch of an ultra-marathon today was a surprise and her attendance was only revealed this morning.
The royal couple have lived on Anglesey for years and have always spoken of their love of the island.
William said a public goodbye a fortnight ago as he confirmed his young family would be leaving their Welsh home and moving "elsewhere" when his posting comes to an end this month, having completed his three-year tour as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot based at RAF Valley on Anglesey.