Queen William

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend The Ceremony of the Keys at The Palace Of Holyroodhouse on 28 June 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Image: Samir Hussein/Getty Image.

Royal Report: Queen Elizabeth urges Prince William to stop flying in helicopters

Queen Elizabeth has urged Prince William to stop flying in helicopters with his wife Kate and their children over fears for their safety.

Queen William

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend The Ceremony of the Keys at The Palace Of Holyroodhouse on 28 June 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Image: Samir Hussein/Getty Image.

Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly urging Prince William to give up flying via helicopter with his wife, Kate Middleton and their three kids.

Queen Elizabeth worried about Prince William flying in helicopters

It is reported that Prince William, 39, has been travelling back and forth from London to Norfolk via a helicopter despite the long-held convention that the heir to the throne doesn’t fly with his family for fear that tragedy might strike.

After his father Prince Charles, 73, William is next in line to the throne with Prince George, 8, third in line.

A report from The Sun reveals that the Queen would like “William to stop flying himself, particularly in bad weather, as helicopters are not the safest form of transport”.

“It keeps the Queen awake at night and she is understandably very worried,” a source close to the monarch told the paper.

The Cambridges’ main means of transport

“She knows William is a capable pilot but does not think it is worth the risk for all five of them to carry on flying together, and can’t imagine what would happen. It would spark a constitutional crisis,” the article continued.

Buckingham Palace later told People it “doesn’t comment on private conversations.”

A Skilled pilot

William is a skilled pilot, learning in the Royal Air Force, where he ultimately flew demanding missions in harsh weather over the Irish Sea and Welsh mountains as a search and rescue pilot.

He then went on to work in the civilian sector as an Air Ambulance pilot in East Anglia, the area around his country home Anmer Hall.

Royal heirs traveling together

It is reported that when William and Kate took a then-nine-month-old Prince George to Australia and New Zealand in 2014, an aide said at the time that the Queen had given permission for the two heirs to take the long flight together.

“While there is no official rule on this, and royal heirs have travelled together in the past, it is something the Queen has the final say on,” the official added.

A Twitter war over Prince Harry ruling Britain

The report has sparked a conversation on Twitter about the fact that Prince Harry is next in line to the throne after Prince George, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.

“Given that Prince Harry is next in line to the throne after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s family, this might be a wise move [for William to stop flying in helicopters],” said a Twitter user by the name, Richard Eden.

Another responded: “Actually the thought of such an awful tragedy for William & family is far worse.”

“Prince Harry ruling Britain won’t happen until hell freezes over,” said another.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on 10 November 2021 in New York City. Image: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images/AFP.