The Duke of Cambridge will start work as an air ambulance helicopter pilot in the summer after passing his exams, it has been announced.
Prince William, a former RAF search and rescue pilot, began studying last September and has now passed the 14 exams required to work as a civilian helicopter pilot, Kensington Palace said.
Shortly after his current tour of Japan and China ends in March, he will undergo extra training with Bond Air Services - who will be his employer - before starting work for the East Anglian Air Ambulance service in the early summer, flying out of Cambridge and Norwich.
Prince William will work full-time on a shift system but allowances will be made for his ongoing royal duties.
As a result of his new job, the duke's family are expected to spend more time at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate.
ITV News Royal Editor Tim Ewart said: "It is a time of change in William's life.
"A second child is expected in late April and the nation holds it's breath in anticipation of this joyous event."