LONDON – Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and second in line to the British throne, admitted feeling nervous on Monday, his first day at his new position as an air ambulance pilot.
The 33-year-old Duke of Cambridge reported for duty bright and early to begin his new post in the East Anglian Air Ambulances, or EAAA, based in the Cambridge airport in southeast England.
“It’s my first day and I’m feeling the nerves,” the son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana told reporters upon arriving at the base on a rainy morning.
“It’s been a lot of effort and patience in training but we’re here now and I’m looking forward to doing the job,” the prince said.
William will be subjected to a rotational schedule, including night shifts.
Prince William’s duties include transferring patients with medical emergencies to hospitals, such as in cases of illness or accidents.