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A source close to Queen Elizabeth claimed that the 95-year-old royal is concerned about Prince William flying in helicopters with his wife, Kate Middleton together with their children as unexpected disasters could occur.

William together with his family often uses helicopters to save and split their time between travel to London and Norfolk. The Queen is said to be "terrified" of the threats to the future king. Though there is an unwritten rule that stops senior royals from flying together, the protocol has been put into pause for William’s family. The 39-year-old is first in line to the throne after his father Prince Charles, 73, takes over as king, this will be followed by his eight-year-old son, Prince George.

The Queen had reportedly made several conversations with William who had previously flown his family the 115 miles from Kensington Palace to their home at Anmer Hall, Norfolk.

William is known to be a capable flier who served five years as part of the Royal Air Force (RAF) search and rescue mission and with the air ambulance. Still, the Queen who just lost her husband, Prince Philip, in April expressed great worry. A source told The Sun, "Her Majesty has told close friends and courtiers that she would like William to stop flying himself, particularly in bad weather, as helicopters are not the safest form of transport. It keeps the Queen awake at night and she is understandably very worried."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are rumored to be looking for a home in Windsor so that they could be nearer to the Queen, as well as to schools for their children, which limits the need to fly by helicopter. The Queen firmly believes in William and Kate's ability to lead the monarchy. She thinks the future is bright, that is why she is trying to be protective of him and the family.

The alert comes after multiple helicopter-related shocks involving royals, with the Queen’s Sikorsky S-76 chopper suffering a fault in September and a scheduled flight that month was canceled because of bad weather. Sophie Wessex also suffered in 2017. Then two years later, the Duchess of Cornwall had two serious incidents in one flight on the Queen’s chopper.

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives before the Opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on Nov. 6, 2014 in London, England. Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool /Getty Images

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