Prince William hangs up his military uniform (PHOTOS)


Prince William looks dashing on horseback as he rides to the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' in London on June 15, 2013, just days before his own little prince George was born.



Prince William's time in the British military has come to an end.

The Duke of Cambridge and new father to royal baby George will be packing up his uniform for the last time and moving on to a different phase in his life.

William's Kensington Palace office said that the second in line to the British throne finished his last shift as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot earlier this week.

He will now focus on royal duties and is "considering a number of options for public service."

The palace said William, 31, would "expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect of endangered species" and would work on charities that help children and veterans.

William has spent more than seven years in the military, first in the army and then as a Royal Air Force pilot, stationed on the quiet island of Anglesey in north Wales.

What better way to celebrate the end of his military career than with a retrospective of his time in uniform?