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His royal flyness - Prince George takes seaplane controls

Published 02/10/2016

Prince George on board the seaplane at Victoria Harbour
Prince George on board the seaplane at Victoria Harbour
Prince George waves goodbye to the crowds after a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal

Prince George appears to have inherited his father's love of flying after he jumped at the chance to take the controls of a seaplane - once it had landed.

George was taken into the cockpit after the plane had carried the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children from Victoria, British Columbia, to Vancouver where a Canadian military jet flew them to the UK.

The three-year-old future king had left in the seaplane with his nose pressed against the window and his ear defenders on after his family's royal tour of Canada ended on Saturday.

Before boarding he waved frantically at the crowds who had gathered along the harbour walls to see William and Kate and their children leave.

Later George got the chance to go into the cockpit and sit at the controls of the floatplane alongside pilot Shawn Stewart.

Mr Stewart, 38, from Victoria, told the Mirror: "After we landed, once the co-pilot got out, George climbed up into the seat and started playing with the controls and pretending he was flying the plane.

"Kate said: 'Where are you going to fly us? Are you going to fly us to Canada?'

"And George said: 'No I'm going to fly us to England.'"

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