Prince George’s Attempt to Commandeer Seaplane Thwarted
This kid is very good at being cute.
After a week-long tour of Canada with his family last week, Prince George of Cambridge just wanted to get back to England.
On their last day in the Great White North, the British royal family was taken on a 15-minute seaplane ride across Victoria Harbour before they boarded the Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus A310 designated to take them home.
But Prince George decided that he could not wait for the Airbus and instead tried to commandeer the small seaplane, telling everyone onboard “I'm going to fly us to England.”
He climbed in the cockpit and began playing with the plane’s controls. Unfortunately for the three-year-old prince, the plane had already landed and he could not get it off the ground.
Some reports try to paint a rosier picture: "George loved it. He was having fun,” the pilot onboard told Express. But anyone who has ever dealt with a homesick three-year-old knows all too well the potential temper tantrum that was lurking.
Before boarding the seaplane, the royal family waved goodbye to the crowds assembled. As soon as the Duke of Cambridge let go of his hand, George made a mad dash towards the aircraft, making it as far as the first step. But his plans to fly back to England ASAP were quickly thwarted when his father turned him back around.
On board the seaplane, George was given a pair of ear defenders. He stared longingly out the window during the entire flight, with his nose pressed up to the glass.
“We feel very lucky to have been able to introduce George and Charlotte to Canada,” the Duke of Cambridge said in a statement. “This country will play a big part in the lives of our children and we have created such happy memories for our family during this visit.”
The royal family made it back home on Sunday afternoon. There’s no word yet if Princess Charlotte was also in on George’s plan.