PRINCE GEORGE is third in line to the British throne and is expected to adhere to certain royal rules. Here’s how the future king breaks royal protocol when jetting off on family holidays.
Prince George is the oldest of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William’s three children and recently celebrated his sixth birthday. George is third in line to the throne and as an heir is expected to abide by more royal rules than his siblings. The Cambridge clan are fans of family holidays and often fly together. While George should stick to this royal protocol when flying, his parents have made an exception for the young prince.
Prince George is third in line to ascend the British throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and dad Prince William.
Royal protocol dictates that no two royal heirs should take the same flight in case there is a fatal accident.
The morbid custom is in place to protect royal lineage, but it is one the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have bent for Prince George so far.
Prince George shock How the prince breaks this protocol (Image Duchess of Cambridge GETTY)
Prince William was granted permission from the Queen to fly together with George when he was just nine-months-old.
Prince George has travelled on planes with his parents to New Zealand, Canada and of course Mustique in the past.
However, he stuck to the royal protocol in 2014 when The Duke and Duchess travelled to New York alone, leaving George at home with his nanny.
The royal protocol stems from an era when commercial air travel was relatively new and deemed unsafe.
Prince George shock Prince George shouldn’t fly with his dad according to the royal protocol (Image GETTY)
Prince George shock His parents bent the rules for the young prince (Image GETTY)
While Prince George is still young his parents will continue to bend the protocol for him.
However, George’s days of flying with dad William are expected to end when he turns twelve.
Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are not restricted by the same unofficial rule and are allowed to travel with William throughout their lives.
The Cambridge family are expected to fly off to the Carribean for some sun this summer.
Prince George shock When George turns 12 he will be expected to fly without Prince William (Image GETTY)
When will Prince George become King?
Prince Charles will succeed the throne when his mother Queen Elizabeth II dies.
When Prince Charles passes, or if he chooses to abdicate then the throne will pass to Prince William.
On Prince William’s death, his oldest son Prince George will become king.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history and shows no sign of stepping down.
Her Majesty has been on the throne for 66 years and according to Palace sources, she has said she will never abdicate.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK