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William also works part-time as an air ambulance pilot.
Criticism mounted after footage emerged of 34-year-old William busting late-night dance moves in the Verbier, Switzerland, this week.
William was skiing while his 90-year-old grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and other senior royals attended a Commonwealth Day service in London on Monday.
It has fueled claims from the tabloid press that the second in line to the throne does not work hard enough. The tabloid Sun used the headline “Throne Idle.”
LONDON — Britain’s Prince William is taking flak for going on a ski holiday instead of attending a major royal engagement with his family.
An official record of royal engagements says William has carried out royal duties on 13 days this year, compared with 18 for Prince Harry and 24 for the queen.
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Prince William meets veterans and serving members of the British armed forces at a reception following the unveiling of the new memorial to members of the armed services who served and died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan at Victoria Embankment Gardens on March 9, 2017 in London, England. (Alastair Grant – WPA Pool/Getty Images)