Prince William reveals how George might emulate him and Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince George may be following a similar path to his father, Prince William. The Prince of Wales attended a Buckingham Palace garden party on May 21 and spoke about his eldest son with RAF Coningsby Squadron Leader Chrissie Lacey.

As hello! Prince William reportedly said George would be keen to visit Lacey's RAF base in Lincoln, England, describing the young royal as a "potential pilot."

William's comments come after his family visited the Royal International Air Tattoo Show at RAF Fairford in the summer of 2023, during which George was photographed with his father Kate Middleton and younger siblings Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte Explore the military aircraft on display together. .

Prior to this, George visited the Royal International Air Tattoo Show in 2016 and looked equally fascinated. That same year, the Princess of Wales reportedly said her eldest son was "fascinated by the Air Cadets and wants to join".

Given the monarchy's long association with the Royal Air Force, it's no surprise that George has a keen interest in all things pilots and aircraft.

The Royal Family's RAF History

From 2010 to 2013, Prince William served as an RAF helicopter search and rescue pilot in Anglesey, Wales, where he also lived with the Princess of Wales.

King Charles III, who served in the Royal Air Force, handed over the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Army Air Force to William in May 2024, describing his eldest son as "a very good pilot indeed".

Prince George, Prince William and Princess Charlotte. Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Harry, the heir to the throne's younger brother, also has his own aviation history. The Duke of Sussex, a former Lieutenant of Wales, was awarded the Wings in 2010 after completing a months-long Army Pilot Course at the Army Aviation Centre.

Harry later served in the British Army as an Apache helicopter pilot in Afghanistan and also flew on training missions in the UK, US and Australia.