Just trying to be a good guy: Wills takes off on new job
There was little time to settle in as William and his crew-mates were dispatched on their first emergency call-out at 9.20am.
The Duke said he was “fantastically excited” and was looking forward to working with a “very professional bunch of guys and girls”.
William said of his new job: “It’s sort of a follow-on from where I was in the military with my search and rescue role.
“There are many of the same kind of skills and a job like this is very worthwhile, valuable and there’s an element of duty.
“For me it’s a really important point to be grounded. I feel doing a job like this really helps me to be grounded and that’s the core of what I’m trying to become.”
“I’m trying to be a good guy, to do what I can and trying to be a decent individual.”
William will balance the new job with his royal duties and, while he admitted this brought with it certain pressures, he said he was confident he could make it work.
“At the moment I’m juggling it and enjoying it,” he added.