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Prince George joins Kate and William at Royal International Air Tattoo

Published 08/07/2016

The Duke of Cambridge sits Prince George in the cockpit of an RAF Arrow aircraft, during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge sits Prince George in the cockpit of an RAF Arrow aircraft, during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George look at a Squirrel helicopter during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George wears ear defenders as he sits in a helicopter, during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow, with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George sits in a helicopter with his mother the Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. : Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Prince George shakes hands with a pilot as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George after looking in the cockpit of an RAF Arrow aircraft, during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire
Prince George during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George wears ear defenders as he walks with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (left and centre) during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George wears a set of ear defenders as he is carried by his father the Duke of Cambridge during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 8, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Fairford. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George are greeted as they arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge stands with her son Prince George as he wears a set of ear defenders during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 8, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Fairford. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Prince George wears a set of ear defenders as he is carried by his father the Duke of Cambridge during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge talks to Prince George as the stand in front of the RAF Arrows aircraft, during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Prince George walks with his mother the Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 8, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Fairford. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George look inside a red arrow jet plane during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge carries Prince George during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge stands with her son Prince George as he wears a set of ear defenders during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #545492832 with alternate crop.) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #545493084 with alternate crop.) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George speak to Carol Vorderman, Ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets after arriving for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George look inside a red arrow jet plane during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George (R) with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) as she meets cadets during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince George has joined his parents as they visited the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow.

The two-year-old wore blue ear defenders as William and the Duchess of Cambridge toured the world's largest military air show.

Wearing a white T-shirt and dark shorts, was pictured being led by the hand across the airfield after the family were greeted by Air Marshal Sir Kevin Leeson, chairman of the RAF Charitable Trust, and Air Chief Marshal Andrew Pulford, Chief of the Air Staff, RAF.

They met members of the Red Arrows display team in front of a Red Arrow Hawk, shortly before they took part in the show.

And George got a closer look at a Squirrel helicopter - the same aircraft William trained in while he was based at RAF Shawbury in 2009.

Kate is patron of the Air Cadet Organisation and attended the Air Tattoo stages official celebrations to mark the Air Cadets' 75th anniversary.

The Air Tattoo, staged at the Gloucestershire airfield in support of the RAF Charitable Trust, featured 247 aircraft from 19 nations last year.

Andy Armstrong, Chief Executive of RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises, which runs the airshow, said it will be an honour to welcome the couple.

"I'm particularly pleased for the 1500-plus Air Cadets who'll be on site either helping us run the airshow or taking part in the 75th celebrations - and for the 2,000-plus volunteers who work so hard to make this amazing event happen," he said.

"To have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with us effectively rewards all their efforts with a Royal stamp of approval."

Prince George seemed fascinated by parts of his visit
Prince George seemed fascinated by parts of his visit

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