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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

In August 2014, William announced that he had signed on to become a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance, based in Cambridge and Norwich. According to the Palace, this marks the first time that a member of the royal family in direct succession to the throne has signed on with a civilian employer. His salary has yet to be disclosed but the Palace says it will be donated directly to charity.

Up until September 2013, Prince William worked as a search and rescue helicopter pilot in North Wales with the Royal Air Force. According to reports, he earned £37,170 (or roughly $63,252)/

No matter what kind of job William takes on, he will always have his official career of being a prince. In fact, he put his occupation as "Prince of the United Kingdom" on Prince George's birth certificate. While William is not paid a traditional salary for his services as a prince, his traveling expenses, security, and wardrobe are all paid for by the taxpayers when he is going on an official trip. Renovations made on his homes in semipublic locations — like Kensington Palace — are also paid for by taxpayers. Aside from these expenses, he also receives an income from his father, Prince Charles, as well as money from his personal investments. William also reportedly received an inheritance of $10 million from Princess Diana.

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