Prince George was wearing his trademark navy shorts, teamed with a pale blue shirt, while his sister was in a matching color scheme. Prince William might be in line to be King, but it appears neither he nor his wife, Kate Middleton, have any issues breaking royal protocols. In fact, the couple are said to have ignored a very important royal rule when they visited Germany and Poland last month with their kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Despite the royal kids being well travelled, it appears they’re actually breaking a travel code set by the royal family, which states direct heirs to the throne are forbidden from taking the same plane. However Prince George isn’t supposed to fly on the same plane as his father. Photo: Getty Images
This was reportedly set in place to protect the throne in case there was an accident during the flight. When the much-loved family flew to Australia in 2013, royal fans were wondering if they would take separate planes, so Prince George would be on a different flight to his father, Prince William.
However when they touched down on Aussie soil, Prince William and Prince George stepped off the plane together – clearly not giving the royal rule a second thought. Since then they’ve made it a point to always travel as a family, with their recent tour of Germany and Poland seeing Kate, Wills and the kids travelling on the same plane together.
However Kate and Wills have decided to shun the age-old rule. Photo: Getty Images
The adorable Prince could be seen peering through the window of the plane with his equally cite sister, Princess Charlotte.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC (P) full name William Arthur Philip Louis was born on 21 June 1982 and is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in the line of succession to the British throne, after his father.
William was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews. He spent parts of a gap year in Chile, Belize, and some parts of Africa. In December 2006, he completed 44 weeks of training as an officer cadet and was commissioned in the Blues and Royals regiment. In April 2008, he qualified as a pilot by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He then underwent helicopter flying training in order to become a full-time pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in early 2009. His service with the British Armed Forces ended in September 2013.
William married Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Hours before the wedding, he was created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus. The couple have two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and are expecting their third in April 2018.
On 16 November 2010, Clarence House announced that Prince William and Middleton were to marry; the couple had become engaged in Kenya in October. The engagement ring given by William to Catherine was that which had belonged to his mother. The wedding took place on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London. A few hours prior to the ceremony, William’s new titles of Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus were announced.
His wife’s first pregnancy was announced on 3 December 2012. She was admitted on 22 July 2013 to the Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, London, where Prince William himself had been delivered. Later that day, she gave birth to a son – Prince George. On 8 September 2014, it was announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant with her second child. She was admitted on 2 May 2015 to the same hospital where she had first given birth and gave birth to Princess Charlotte. The Duchess’s third pregnancy was announced on 4 September 2017. The child is due in April 2018.