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The Queen has urged Prince William to stop flying in helicopters with his wife Kate and their three children over safety fears.
Queen Elizabeth II is reported to be "terrified" a disaster will strike threatening the throne.
An unwritten rule stops senior royals flying together.
The royal protocol was relaxed as William's family were young and split there time between Kensington Palace, London and their home at Anmer Hall, Norfolk.
An insider close to her Majesty revealed she has raised the concern with the future king explaining how she is "terrified" a disaster will take place.
39-year-old William is in line for the throne after his father Charles, 73, serves as king.
William will then be followed by his eldest son Prince George, eight.
Previously, William has flown wife Kate and children George, Charlotte, six and Louis, three, 115miles between their London and Norfolk homes.
A major investigation was launched after the royals faced two near-misses in one royal helicopter flight.
The Cambridge's recently travelled together to Jordan for a family Christmas photo.
William has served five years as an RAF search and rescue pilot and with the air ambulance making him a confident and capable flier.
However, the Queen has expressed concern, 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.
“She knows William is a capable pilot but does not think it is worth the risk for all five of them to carry on flying together and can’t imagine what would happen. It would spark a constitutional crisis."
Her Majesty lost her husband Prince Philip at the age of 99, earlier this year.
The insider added: “The Queen has told William she is worried that, however good he is as a pilot, bad weather and accidents can strike at any time.
“The Queen is delighted in the way William and Kate have risen to the challenge in recent years and knows the monarchy is safe in their hands.
"She thinks the future is bright with them at the helm after Charles but if something happened to him and the family it doesn’t bear thinking about.”
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