The 32-year-old royal finished the first phase of his air ambulance training, and was able to head back to his wife to prepare for their second child. If Duchess Kate had gone into labor while the Prince was still in Norfolk, it would have been a two hour journey back to London for the birth.
“The Duke of Cambridge has completed the first phase of his in-work air ambulance helicopter pilot training with Bond Air Services earlier than anticipated. This is due to a combination of The Duke performing well in the various modules and having very good flying conditions that allowed flight training and assessment to progress more quickly than had been planned,” a palace spokesperson said (via Us Weekly).
Prince Harry is also set to return to the UK for a bit of time and could be in town for the birth!
“Prince Harry will briefly return to the U.K. this weekend following the Gallipoli commemorations in Turkey, to attend the London Marathon as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust,” a palace spokesperson added.