Suffolk: Could Prince William be relocated to Suffolk?
PRINCE William could relocate to Suffolk in the New Year to be closer to his pregnant wife, it has been claimed.
At the moment Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, live in Anglesey, North Wales, where William serves as a flight lieutenant on Sea King rescue helicopters.
But it has been reported that the couple will move into an apartment in Kensington Palace next summer.
This means William will need to decide the future of his search-and-rescue career at RAF Valley.
There are reports in the national press he may consider a post at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk, for two years.
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This move would make him the second Prince to be based in the county. His brother Harry - known as Lieutenant Harry Wales in the military - is currently serving with the 662 squadron 3 regiment army air corps in Afghanistan which resides at Wattisham.
Harry, 28, was deployed as an Apache attack helicopter co-pilot in September, tracking down and destroying Taliban targets. He trained at Wattisham Flying Station last year.
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Kate and William announced last week that they are expecting their first child next year. Kate was admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness, known as hyperemesis gravidarum, and is this week said to be recuperating at the couple’s London home, Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace, while William returned to work.
It looks unlikely that the Duchess will be well enough to attend the UK premiere of The Hobbit at the Odean, Leicester Square, on Wednesday.
It is understood that William is required to give six months’ notice to his current contract. Another possibility is that he could be redeployed to the Household Cavalry based in Windsor.
No-one was RAF Wattisham was prepared to comment.