Coronavirus: Prince William 'seriously considering' work as air ambulance pilot to fight COVID-19 - report

Prince William is reportedly looking to make his return as an air ambulance pilot to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Duke of Cambridge used to work as part of the East Anglian Air Ambulance service, flying medics to emergencies, but stepped down in 2017.

According to UK tabloid The Sun, William is now "seriously considering" returning to his role as the country's healthcare resources are increasingly stretched thin due to COVID-19.  

"He knows the whole country is doing its bit and he wants to help," an unnamed royal source reportedly told The Sun. 

"But it's complicated as he was originally grounded from the job so that he could become a senior working royal." 

William and Catherine are two of only a few royals currently working, making his role in the royal family "even more important now". 

Prince Charles is recovering from coronavirus, Camilla remains in self-isolation, Prince Andrew has stepped down due to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently walked away from their royal duties to resettle in Los Angeles. 

Earlier this month, Wiliam reportedly admitted he "misses" working on the front line of the NHS during a visit to a 111 call centre in South London. 

The Sun reports the Duke of Cambridge spoke to governance lead and call-handler Tracy Pidgeon during the visit.

"We were saying everybody was working really hard," she told media.

"He misses the helicopter, being on the front line. He just said he misses it."