Prince George Wants To Follow in Dad William’s Footsteps Amid Kate’s Cancer Battle

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The Prince of Wales is already scouting out career options for his son, and from the looks of it, we might see Prince George follow Prince William’s pilot career in the near future. Apparently, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

At a recent Buckingham Palace garden party on May 21, 2024, Prince William chatted with a chaplain from the Royal Air Force and revealed that George is a “potential pilot in the making.” How adorable is that?

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The 10-year-old already has a fascination with aviation, and William even told squadron leader Chrissie Lacey that his son would absolutely love to visit her base, RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, according to Us Weekly. Now, this love for flying isn’t new; back in 2016, Kate Middleton shared that a then 3-year-old George was “obsessed with planes and wants to become an air cadet,” according to HELLO!

If Prince George were to take up flying lessons, he would certainly be following in his dad’s footsteps. Prince William had an impressive career as a pilot, kicking off his flying journey with the Royal Air Force. He earned his wings in 2008, serving as a search and rescue pilot and often flying into tough situations to save lives. After that, he transitioned to civilian aviation and worked as a helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Altogether, the Prince of Wales flew over 2,000 hours on emergency missions until 2017, all while balancing royal duties and family life.

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As for the Buckingham Palace garden party, the event was a family affair, with William’s cousins Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, and Zara Tindall attending, along with Zara’s husband, Mike Tindall. But someone was noticeably absent—Prince George’s mom, Kate, who is bravely battling cancer.

In March, Kate opened up about her health scare following an abdominal surgery in January. The surgery went smoothly, but follow-up tests revealed some concerning news: she had cancer. Before making this public, Kate and William took their time to gently explain the situation to their children—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. “It has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK,” Kate said. “As I have said to them; I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body, and spirits.”

Adding to the royal family’s recent health struggles, King Charles, Kate’s father-in-law, was also diagnosed with cancer following a routine prostate procedure. The palace announced on February 5, 2024, that Charles had started a schedule of regular treatments but would continue his state duties. Since then, Charles has returned to his work, while Kate remains committed to her recovery.

As Kate continues to heal privately, it’s heartening to see the family keep calm and carry on—and that includes little Prince George’s dreams of flying high in the sky. It’s a sweet reminder that even in tough times, there are always dreams and hopes that keep us going. Here’s to Kate’s speedy recovery and to Prince George’s future as a pilot like his dad!

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