Kate Middleton begs Prince William: Don't let the military drive us apart
After Prince William, 30, was crowned the most popular member of the Royal Family last week - beating his wife by three places - we can see why there's pressure on him to focus on Royal duties.
If Wills does choose to leave the RAF to concentrate on his role as second in line to the throne, it's thought he'll make an announcement in January.
But Kate Middleton wants him to make a decision one way or another 'as soon as possible' - and preferably before Christmas so it won't overshadow the holiday period.
Kate's currently living with her hubby near his RAF posting in Anglesey, Wales.
However, renovations on their Kensington Palace apartment will be finished in February, which means Kate, 30, will be spending a lot of time by herself in London if Wills chooses to continue in the air force.
She fears that history could repeat itself as she knows how being away with the military drove apart Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in the 80s and 90s.
A source adds: 'When they got hitched, Wills made a commitment to Kate that they'd be together no matter what happened.
'They also agreed to start a family next year.
'If Wills stays with the RAF then Kate will essentially be living in the Palace alone.
'She won't stand for him being away while she raises a baby. She has no intention of living on her own in London while he's hundreds of miles from her in Wales. '
Read the full story about Kate Middleton about Prince William in Now magazine dated 3 December 2012 - out now!