The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge treated Prince George to a trip to the world’s largest air show, two weeks before his third birthday.
The Duchess recently revealed Prince George’s favourite day out includes a trip to the National History Museum, but the aircraft on display at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday 8 July may well have trumped dinosaurs in George’s affections.
Once he was equipped with the proper safety gear – blue ear defenders – Prince George got to take a close look inside a Squirrel helicopter – the type of aircraft his father trained in while based at RAF Shawbury in 2009.
He was also allowed to sit in the cockpit of a Red Arrow Hawk and the family met members of the Red Arrows display team before their performance at RAF Fairford.
The Duchess is patron of the Air Cadet Organisation and the family visited the Air Tattoo to mark the Air Cadets’ 75th anniversary.
Scroll through the gallery below for more pictures from Prince George’s trip to the Royal International Air Show: