Prince George will soon be banned from traveling with his family – .

Prince George will soon be banned from traveling with his family – .

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After a very full year of pandemic living, home schooling, and work (see: Prince William’s recent climate change project, Earthshot Prize, coming to fruition), the Cambridge family are said to have taken off for a vacation in mid -journey. Reports say the Duke and Duchess were seen 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 states that senior members of the Royal Family are generally not allowed to fly together unless they have obtained permission from the Queen.

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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 both Prince George and Prince William, that would mean the second and third row of the throne would both have died.

If that were to happen, Princess Charlotte would become second to the throne, after her uncle, 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 forbidden to travel with his mother, the queen.

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Speaking of the 2014 Cambridge trip to Australia and New Zealand, which saw then-baby George accompany his parents abroad, the Royal Family press office told 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 over. “

Nor is it the only mandate members of the Royal Family are encouraged to adhere to when traveling abroad – following the death of the Queen’s father, King George VI, while she was at the Kenya, they are now all encouraged to bring an outfit too, just in case the worst happens.

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

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