It’s no secret that the National Health Service is feeling the strain of the coronavirus, and over 750,000 people in the U.K. have signed up to volunteer their services. It looks like Prince William may be among them.
Prince William reportedly wishes to return to his job as an air ambulance pilot to “do his bit” in the fight against the coronavirus.
With his father, Prince Charles, having just been given the green light to emerge from quarantine after contracting the coronavirus, Prince William is one of few senior royals still operating on the frontlines.
Both of William’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, are doing what they can while in self-isolation.
Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, stepped up when the royal family – and the wider British public – needed them most.
But that isn’t enough for the future king. He wants to go even further.
A source close to the Prince claimed:
William has been seriously considering returning as an air ambulance pilot to help in the current pandemic. He knows the whole country is doing its bit and he wants to help. But it’s complicated as he was originally grounded from the job so that he could become a senior working royal.
As things stand, Prince William has to temper his natural desire to help as much as he can.
His role as the only real active and visible member of the royal family is crucial. And as the source notes, it presents a marked contrast to the behavior of Prince Harry.
That role is even more important now given that Charles has been ill, Harry has walked away with Meghan and Andrew has been effectively barred from public life. But William is very keen to do anything he can to help.
Honestly, could you imagine if Hollywood Harry was next in line for the throne? It would be an unmitigated disaster.
While Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are hiding out in Los Angeles, sponging off Harry’s father to the tune of millions of dollars, his family is essentially holding the fort back home.
It seems likely that Prince William won’t get his wish to fly, but as a highly trained RAF search and rescue pilot with air ambulance experience, it would be a real waste of his talent and experience. Especially at a time when the NHS could do with his help.
If only Prince Harry were here to share the burden, instead of living it up in America.
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