Prince William describes way Prince George is following in his father’s footsteps

Prince William describes way Prince George is following in his father’s footsteps

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 21/05/2024

- 22:28

The Prince of Wales’s son has already taken a keen interest in aviation

  • Prince William hosted a garden party in Buckingham Palace on Tuesday afternoon
  • William said that his eldest son is a “potential pilot” like his father and grandfather
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Prince William has described the way Prince George is following in his father’s footsteps.

The Prince of Wales hinted that his son has a shared interest with himself, his uncle Prince Harry and his grandfather, King Charles.

As the prince mingled with guests at a Buckingham Palace garden party earlier today, he spoke with Squadron Leader Chrissie Lacey, a padre serving at RAF Coningsby near Lincoln.

The father of three told the minister that George would love to visit the base because he is a “potential pilot in the making.”

Prince George and Prince William

Prince George is taking after his father Prince William


Prince George, 10, has had a keen interest in aircrafts since he was a toddler with his mother, Princess Kate, revealing in 2016 that her three-year-old son was “obsessed with planes and wants to become an air cadet.”

In another outing to the Royal Air Force base Brize Norton in 2021, Sgt Mark Curtis said that Princess Kate “mentioned that her children are very interested in aircrafts.”

The future King has shown passion for aviation in the past attending the Royal International Air Tattoo at Raf Fairford when he was two years old.

Prince George was also given a tour of a helicopter in Hamburg while Kate and William were on a tour of Germany and Poland in 2017.

Prince George, Prince William and Princess Charlotte

Prince George raises the ramp on a plane during the visit to the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford


Last summer, the young prince beamed as he was put in charge of a task when the Prince and Princess of Wales took their children to the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire.

Prince George takes after his father in his interest in aviation; Prince William served as an RAF search and rescue pilot for three years at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales.

The Prince of Wales was also an air ambulance pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance from 2015 to 2017.

George’s uncle, Prince Harry, also served as an Apache helicopter pilot during his two tours of Afghanistan.

Prince Harry, Prince William and King Charles

Prince Harry, Prince William and King Charles have a shared interest in aviation


In January, the Duke of Sussex was awarded the Legend of Aviation Award to honour his contribution to aviation and involvement in military charities.

The event organisers described Harry as a “British Army veteran and pilot with 10 years military service, flying training mission in the US, UK and Australia as well as combat missions in Afghanistan saving the lives of allied forces and countless civilians, and creator of the Invictus Games for wounded veterans around the world.”

Prince George’s grandfather, King Charles, is also a qualified RAF pilot and served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force in the 1970s.

The King began his flying lessons with Squadron Leader Philip Penney while he studied at Cambridge University.

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