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Prince William confirms he's leaving RAF Anglesey, 'moving elsewhere'

Prince William visited the Anglesey Farm Show on August 14 and thanked the community for its hospitality.  He vowed to return 'again and again' with Kate Middleton and their family over the years.
Prince William visited the Anglesey Farm Show on August 14 and thanked the community for its hospitality. He vowed to return 'again and again' with Kate Middleton and their family over the years.
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For the first time, Prince William confirmed today (Wednesday) he and Kate Middleton will be leaving Anglesey, Wales very soon. During a speech at the Anglesey Farm Show (the full text of which was released by Clarence House) the Duke of Cambridge revealed that he will not be extending his commitment with the RAF in Anglesey when his term ends next month. "I know that both of us will miss it terribly when my Search and Rescue tour of duty comes to an end next month and we have to move elsewhere," the 31 year old prince said of himself and Kate Middleton.

Prince William confirms he's leaving RAF Anglesey
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Prince William thanked the community of Anglesey, where he and Kate have lived for several years in relative privacy in a rented farmhouse, for its hospitality. "From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making my wife and me so welcome when we arrived here, as you do thousands of visitors each year."

The Duke of Cambridge has not yet announced his future career plans, but it's believed he will take a London-based Army role to remain close to Kate and George. The Cambridges will be moving into Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace later this year.

During his heartfelt farewell speech Prince William vowed he and Kate Middleton would return to the place they first called home together "again and again over the coming years with our family."

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George did not join the duke for his first official royal engagement since the royal baby's birth, but as the The Royal Baby Blog reports, Prince William said flying an RAF helicopter was just about as challenging as caring for a newborn.