On December 18, 2021, The Sun revealed that Queen Elizabeth II was worried about Prince William’s family and no longer wanted them to take the helicopter together. Indeed, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge regularly travel by helicopter with their three children: George, Charlotte and Louis. A habit that Lady Diana’s son will have to quickly lose so that the descendants to the throne no longer take risks together.
According to the British newspaper, Queen Elizabeth II would be “terrified” that a catastrophe could occur. So much so that she would no longer sleep in them at night when the royal family travels by helicopter. Monday, December 27, the Daily Mail provided details about this terrible fear. According to a source close to the monarch, Prince Charles’ mother is said to be still haunted by an accident in 1967. “It completely put her off. This is why she is so worried about William and his family.” the source said.
The accident of the captain of the Queen’s Flight had upset Queen Elizabeth II.
The crash that frightened the Queen of England was that of Queen’s Flight, and dates back to December 1967. At this time, helicopter captain John Blount and three other members of the squadron were killed while flying in a Westland Whirlwind. The aircraft had crashed near Newbury, west of Berkshire County.
According to investigators, the helicopter had a problem with the gearbox when it crashed. If no royals were on board the aircraft, the Queen would have been particularly touched, as her husband Prince Philip had recently flown the same aircraft. She had been devastated by the tragedy and refused to board a helicopter again, unless she had no choice.
Queen Elisabeth II and Prince Philip © GOFF INF