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Queen urges William and Kate to stop flying in helicopters as it gives her sleepless nights

Dec 20, 2021

Prince William and Kate Middleton often fly in helicopters with their three young children when travelling to and from London and Suffolk.

But while the Cambridges tend to opt for this mode of transport to get them from A to B, Queen Elizabeth, 95, is now urging her grandson to stop flying in helicopters for safety reasons.

Her Majesty is believed to be "terrified" of a disaster happening to the family as a source close to the Queen said she has recently raised her concerns with the Duke of Cambridge, 39.

The Queen, who reportedly missed church over the weekend to avoid catching Covid-19 ahead of Christmas, is believed to be losing sleep over the idea of William, Kate, 39, and the children being caught up in a disaster and now wants them to stop flying altogether.

While there is an unwritten rule in place stopping senior royals from flying together, it was more relaxed for William and Kate as they split their time between London and Norfolk regularly.

The Queen has had conversations with William regarding their safety after the Duke flew his family 115 miles from Kensington Palace to their home at Anmer Hall, Norfolk.

Despite being a confident pilot after serving five years as an RAF search and rescue pilot and with the air ambulance, sources close to Her Majesty have said the thought of them being involved in a disaster is making her worry at night.

The Queen's concerns come shortly after a major probe was launched following two near-misses in one royal helicopter flight.

"Her Majesty has told close friends and courtiers that she would like William to stop flying himself, particularly in bad weather, as helicopters are not the safest form of transport," a source told The Sun.

“It keeps the Queen awake at night and she is understandably very worried."

After the Cambridges released their family photo for their Christmas card, it was believed William and Kate flew to Jordan together with Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and three-year-old Prince Louis.

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The source continued to explain that Queen Elizabeth is fully aware and confident that William is capable with flying but it is still putting his family at risk.

"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 source said.

“The Queen has told William she is worried that, however good he is as a pilot, bad weather and accidents can strike at any time."

"The Queen is delighted in the way William and Kate have risen to the challenge in recent years and knows the monarchy is safe in their hands."

The source finished: "She thinks the future is bright with them at the helm after Charles but if something happened to him and the family it doesn’t bear thinking about.”

If anything happened to the family, this could threaten William's succession to the throne after his father Prince Charles steps up as King.

If William's succession was interrupted, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's chances of being next in line could overtake Wills' even after they quit their royal duties before relocating in the US.

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