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While Queen Elizabeth II is fine with many of Prince William’s hobbies, like motorbikes and sailing, there is one that worries her. And honestly, we don’t blame her.
It is reported by Daily Mail that the Queen has repeatedly asked William not to fly helicopters, in particular not to fly them himself in bad weather. The Queen is reported to have become more paranoid about disaster, leading to tragic events that “threatened the line of succession”.
The report said: “It keeps the Queen awake at night and she is understandably very worried. She knows William is a competent pilot but doesn’t think it’s worth it for them to continue flying together and can’t imagine what would happen. This would trigger a constitutional crisis.
In case you haven’t seen, the Cambridges have been coming and going from my helicopter much more often in recent years. Although they usually had a skilled pilot and crew, William also skillfully took the controls at times. He was able to get permission after the birth of his eldest son, Prince George, in 2013, so the family could spend more quality time together.
Speaking of succession, next is her son, Prince Charles, after the Queen passed away. After Andrew follows William, George, Princess Charlotte, then their youngest, Prince Louis is the fifth in line for the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II has been a global icon for 70 years. Since ascending the throne at the age of 25, the long-reigning sovereign has approached her historic role with poise and quiet confidence. But behind the veneer of the monarchy, Queen Elizabeth has been the head of a family and a household through good times and bad. The new biography of Robert Hardman, Queen of our time, takes longtime royal fans behind the veil with unprecedented access to royal records, friends, staff and more, as the legendary leader and the House of Windsor celebrates his historic reign. It will surely be known as the definitive book on Queen Elizabeth II.
queen of our time by Robert Hardman
“Queen of Our Time” by Robert Hardman
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