The U.K.’s Prince George isn’t even 3 years old yet, but the boy already knows what he wants to do when he grows up. Sunday, Prince George’s mom, Kate Middleton, aka Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attended an event in London to mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets and gave a little update on her son.
Cadet Lucinda Conder told reporters Middleton revealed that she showed Prince George a photograph of Spitfire fighter planes and he took an instant liking to them, according to People magazine. “He is now obsessed with the air cadets and wants to join,” said Conder, 19.
Even though it will be a while before Prince George can become an air cadet, it appears the boy, who will turn 3 in July, is following in the footsteps of his father, Prince William, and uncle, Prince Harry.
The Duke of Cambridge served more than three years as a pilot in the RAF Search and Rescue Force in Wales. He now is an air ambulance helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance service. The 33-year-old became an air ambulance pilot in March and, with some training under his belt, began flying missions in July.
Last month, Prince William surprised a bunch of students at the John Henry Newman School outside London when he landed his helicopter in a nearby field and joined them for lunch. Head teacher Clive Mathew told People at the time that the air ambulance helicopter often stops at the field to pick up doctors and transport patients, so crew members will sometimes grab a bite to eat at the school’s cafeteria.
Prince William’s brother, Prince Harry, also has experience as a pilot. The 31-year-old spent 10 years in the military, qualifying as an Apache helicopter pilot, as CNN reported. Prince Harry left the military last June to focus on other opportunities.