Prince William has written exclusively for a regional daily to mark his final shift working for its patch’s air ambulance service.
The Duke of Cambridge has written the piece for the Eastern Daily Press after two years working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The Prince worked his final shift for the service on Thursday evening, and thanked EDP readers for their support.
The Norwich-based newspaper splashed on the Duke’s farewell on Thursday.
In the piece, he wrote: “You need to be physically and mentally fit to do this job properly and so we are encouraged to talk through the things we have seen, to share the trauma within the team.
“I now know though that there are things that cannot be unseen and experiences that our first responders deal with on a daily basis that they will carry with them for life.
“I have the utmost respect for the job that our emergency services carry out, without fuss, on a daily basis.”
A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “During his time with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Duke has met people from across the region, often in the most extreme of circumstances, and they have welcomed his team into their homes.
“He was keen to thank the community of East Anglia for their continued support of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. There was no better to do this than through the local newspapers, which are a key part of the communities they serve.”