The Queen gave William harsh words after he defied her advice by taking his family on a risky helicopter ride
The late Queen had “sharp words” with her grandson Prince William after he defied her wishes by taking a helicopter ride with his wife and children, according to a new book.
Our King by Robert Jobson claims that Queen Elizabeth warned William not to fly with his eldest son Prince George because of her fear of a tragic accident that would threaten the future of the monarchy.
Under unofficial protocol, Prince William, as heir to the throne, should never be on the same flight as his father or children.
But as an experienced helicopter pilot serving in the RAF and with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the then Duke of Cambridge was known to have flown his family on the 115-mile journey from Kensington Palace to Anmer Hall, their country home in Norfolk.
Mr Jobson writes that as Queen Elizabeth’s reign drew to a close, she “took great comfort” that her son Charles and grandson William were “well qualified” to succeed her and that the birth of Prince George helped shape the future of the secure monarchy.
EVERYBODY ON BOARD: Prince George with his parents in a helicopter in 2016
The late Queen (pictured left in October 2020) had “sharp words” with her grandson Prince William (right) after he defied her wishes by taking a helicopter ride with his wife and children
“That’s why she had sharp words with William after he defied her wishes by taking his entire immediate family on a helicopter ride to Norfolk,” Jobson writes.
“She had warned him not to fly with George in case of an accident, and told her grandson to always be aware of the follow-up.”
In 2021, it was reported that the Queen was still haunted by a helicopter crash in December 1967 near Newbury, in Berkshire, which killed Air Commodore John Blount, captain of the Queen’s Flight, and three others.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jobson’s book also reveals how King Charles adores William’s children, who call him Grandpa Wales.
“If he reads them and does the voices of all the characters, he has cast a spell on them; they especially enjoy the Harry Potter books,” says Jobson.
Charles is said to have formed a particularly close bond with Prince Louis, who turns five later this month.