Saturday 21 July 2018

Prince William reveals son Prince George was 'very envious' he got to drive a digger

Britain's Prince George is carried by his father Prince William as they visit the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in western England, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / POOL / RICHARD POHLE
Britain's Prince George is carried by his father Prince William as they visit the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in western England, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / POOL / RICHARD POHLE
Prince George on his first day at school at Thomas's Battersea (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge view helicopter models H145 and H135 before departing from Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge peer out of a window as they arrive with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on day 1 of their official visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George stands in a rescue helicopter, during a visit to Airbus in Hamburg, Germany with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and his sister Princess Charlotte. Photo credit : Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prince George of Cambridge as he arrives with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada
Prince William, Duke 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)
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
Prince George perks up when he sees the RAF planes flying overhead
The Duke of Cambridge boards a plane in Hamburg with Princess Charlotte at the end of the visit to Germany with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George. Photo credit : Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prince George arriving with the Duke of Cambridge at Thomas's Battersea in London, as he starts his first day of school. Photo: Kensington Palace/PA Wire

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Prince George is “very envious” of his father Prince William for driving a digger.

The 35-year-old royal was getting evil glares from his four-year-old son after he recently visited the Defence National Rehabilitation Centre, near Loughborough, where he got to drive a tractor.

Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images

Speaking at a pre-dinner speech at the City Veterans' Network fundraising gala, which was held at the Imperial War Museum last week and has been reported on the Telegraph Online, Prince William – who also has two-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte with his wife Duchess Catherine - said: “I have been repeatedly impressed by both the speed and ambitious scale of this endeavour.

“I was present at the end of 2014 when the first building was demolished to make easy for the new construction.

Prince William, Duke 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 William, Duke 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)

“George was very envious as I got to drive a digger."

And William believes the site will have the "very best rehabilitation facilities" in comparison to anywhere in the world.

Prince George stands in a rescue helicopter, during a visit to Airbus in Hamburg, Germany with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and his sister Princess Charlotte. Photo credit : Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prince George stands in a rescue helicopter, during a visit to Airbus in Hamburg, Germany with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and his sister Princess Charlotte. Photo credit : Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

He said: “It will give the brave men and women of our armed forces access to the very best rehabilitation facilities on offer, anywhere in the world. You will all agree with me that they deserve nothing less.”

And William’s oldest son has a fondness of mechanical equipment and planes, and he knows everything about “all the parts”.

Speaking about George’s interests, Pauline Hallett of Ogwen Mountain Rescue previously said: “William used to fly us around when he lived and worked up here and I was telling him about the new helicopters.

“Catherine then said how much George loved them. He knows all the different colours and asks her about all the parts.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

“She laughed and said she tells George to ask daddy as she has no idea.”

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