Prince George will soon be banned from traveling with his family

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After a busy year of pandemic life, home schooling and work (see: Prince williamthe recent project to fight against climate change, the Earthshot Prize, in the process of coming to fruition), the Cambridge family would have gone on vacation halfway through. Reports say the Duke and Duchess were spotted at Heathrow Airport earlier this week, bags in tow, with their three children – Prince george, Princess charlotte and Prince louis.

However, it looks like even though the family may be able to enjoy a flight together right now, that may soon change (well, when George turns 12)… thanks to some old-fashioned royal rule. The ruling dictates that senior royals are generally not allowed to fly together unless they have been granted permission to the Queen.

The logic of why? It is about protecting the future of the monarchy. If there was – God forbid – a plane crash resulting in the deaths of Prince George and Prince William, it would mean that the second and third in line for the throne would both be dead.

If that were to happen, Princess Charlotte would become second to the throne, after her grandfather, Prince Charles.

It is because of this rule that other members of the royal family are also barred from traveling together on a plane: prince charles and Prince William are not allowed to travel together without permission, and Prince Charles is also prohibited from traveling with his mother, the Queen.

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Speaking of Cambridge’s 2014 trip to Australia and New Zealand, which saw then-baby George accompany his parents abroad, the Royal Family press office said. Newsround: “They [William and Kate] had to ask permission from the queen [to bring Prince George on the tour], but she said yes. While there is no official rule on this and the royal heirs have traveled together in the past, this is something the Queen has the final say on. “

This is not the only mandate that the royals are encouraged to respect when traveling abroad – after the death of the Queen’s father, King George VI, while she was in Kenya, they are now all encouraged to take a black and dark outfit, just in case the worst should happen.

It is reported that after Her Majesty’s plane landed, she had to wait for a suitable dress to be brought to her aboard the plane, before disembarking and facing the press and the general public on hold. .

Hoping the Cambridges enjoy their well-deserved break with the family.

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