What Is Prince William Doing Before the Royal Baby Comes?
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What Is Prince William Doing Before the Royal Baby Comes?

Prince William and Kate Middleton are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their first royal baby (a.k.a. the heir to the British throne!), but Wills barely has time to comb his wispy hair, let alone prep for his royal bundle of joy. This daddy-to-be is currently enrolled in the RAF (Royal Air Force) as a helicopter pilot, and let's just say he doesn't get the star treatment.

Just like the rest of his comrades, William gets a two-week "statutory paternity leave," before returning to his chopper search-and-rescue job. "William is expected to take two weeks off," a source tells The Sun. "This is extra time in addition to his holiday entitlement. If he wants to add holiday to extend his paternity leave he must get permission from senior officers. At this stage it seems he is going to return to work within a fortnight of becoming a dad.”

Clearly, Wills takes his job with the RAF super seriously, and he might even miss Kate's delivery if she goes into labor early! You see, the prince works 24-hour shifts in north Wales, and has to dive into action within 15 minutes of receiving a distress call. But before you fly into a royal panic, keep in mind that the Duke of Cambridge fully intends to be by his wife's side when she delivers their baby. In fact, People reports that William will likely be flown to St Mary's Hospital in London by helicopter as soon as he gets the go-ahead from Kate.

Looks like William will continue being a professional hero until his baby comes! Do you think he'll make it to the hospital in time? Weigh in below!

Source: The Sun, People

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06.28.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Mehera Bonner
Related: Moms, Celebrity Moms & Babies, Kate Middleton, Royal Baby

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