If true, I personally think this would be great http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...rk-foreign-office-3273139
Prince William to work at the Foreign Office to learn about diplomacy for when he is King
Prince William wants to find out more about what makes Government tick – by getting a job at the Foreign Office.
He wants to have a stint in Whitehall to help him prepare for when he is King, royal aides say.
The Duke, 31, who stopped being a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot last year, is keen to take on another full-time role. And he thinks being at the Foreign Office would give him a grounding in diplomacy.
But William has ruled out being an ambassador himself as he doesn’t want to be away from the Duchess Of Cambridge and baby George.
The Duke, who is about to finish a 10-week agricultural course at Cambridge University, could take the job after he and Kate go on an official visit to Australia and New Zealand next month.
A source said: “He will come to the end of his ‘transitional year’ in the autumn and has made it clear he wishes to begin full-time work again.
“A post at the heart of the Foreign Office would give an insight into the role of an ambassador and an understanding of relations between countries around the world.”
William’s aim to take a full-time job will be welcomed by senior royals who want to avoid any more criticism of his lifestyle.
I agree Wisdom it seems a good and sensible thing. I read something about this back at the start of the "transitional year" that he would spend time in a couple of government departments, like the Home Office and FC Offices and hopefully International Development and Trade would be good too. I think Charles may have done some of this as well and certainly I've learned (here mostly) that the Crown princes in other countries have done so as part of the training. He did a short secondment with a few companies before he went into the forces, he picked up quite a bit at one he did at a firm I worked for, though he generally spent the time being given seminars on the various aspects of the business and shadowing a couple of people for a day rather than actually doing things.
I'm suspecting now that it might be something around the animal poaching stuff, but I would like him to look into working at our internation development and relief work as well as this might be something he can really get his teeth into and give this work some much needed public support as the fact we dish out international aid is not particular popular with some sections of the british populace (see DM reading, foreigner hating, UKIP supporting little englander comments on "foreign stuff" in the papers").
I frankly hope he does find something to get him energised and contributing to life. I don't know he might be a lazy work shy fop, but he might also be struggling for purpose a bit now. He was happy when he was serving in the forces and maybe they took him out too soon there, but i think he wants to find something ongoing that he can do rather than just moving into the ribbon cutting, plaque unveiling world of his destiny.
Who knows, only time will tell, as I often say, I still have hopes for him and the wife, given a couple of years.