Princess Charlotte arrived at the Commonwealth Games in style – she was flown to Birmingham in a helicopter by her father Prince William.
A video on the Cobra Emergency YouTube channel shows William landing in a Bell 429 GlobalRanger helicopter at Tally Ho’s training ground, which is used by the West Midlands Police Force.
Eagle-eyed Royal fans could just about spot Charlotte in her striped Rachel Riley dress with braids in her hair, sitting in the back of the plane as it landed.
People commented on the YouTube video, praising William for his “perfect” landing.
The Duke of Cambridge steered the helicopter to a soft landing on a football pitch before the family disembarked and boarded a black Range Rover to drive to the Sandwell Aquatics Center in Birmingham.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Birmingham using a slightly less exciting mode of transport, as she took the train.
Matthew Syed, 51, wrote in The Times that Kate chatted “happily” with his eight-year-old son Ted while traveling in the first class carriage.
Footage showed the 40-year-old Duke of Cambridge landing by helicopter at the Tally Ho training ground, used by West Midlands Police, on Tuesday
William looked cool and composed as he stepped off the helicopter where a Range Rover was waiting to take him to the Commonwealth Games
People praised Prince William for his “perfect” landing at the training ground
Princess Charlotte, seven, enjoyed a day of swimming and hockey after meeting her mother in Birmingham on Tuesday. Throughout the day, she wowed royal fans with her enthusiasm.
Photos showed Charlotte’s exhaustion later in the day as she started making faces at her mother – no doubt reminding parents everywhere of their own children.
But despite Charlotte proving she can be like any other child, a video of the princess arriving in a helicopter reminded royal fans she’s still a VIP.
William, 40, seems to have ignored the wishes of his grandmother, the Queen, who reportedly doesn’t like seeing him fly his family around in helicopters.
A source told The Sun last December: “Her Majesty has told close friends and courtiers that she would like William to stop flying himself, particularly in inclement weather, as helicopters are not the safest form of transport.”
The source added that it made the queen “nervous” and kept her up at night.
Princess Charlotte, seven, gave her father a thumbs-up as the watched Cambridge’s swim events at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre
Charlotte stole the show throughout the day as she attended various events with her parents and the Wessexes
The excitement of the day seemed to be too much for the young princess, who appeared weary as events drew to a close
There is already a general protocol among royals that those in line for succession to the throne should not be flying on the same aircraft in the event of a disaster.
However, Prince William is an experienced pilot trained in the RAF and frequently flies his family around in helicopters.
His skill was evident as he landed without a problem on Tuesday.
After arriving at the 2022 Commonwealth Games with Kate and Charlotte, the Duke of Cambridge was also reunited with his uncle Prince Edward, 58, Sophie Wessex, 57, and his cousins Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James Viscount Severn, 14
The Cambridges watched the men’s 1500m freestyle heats at the Sandwell Aquatics Center before watching ice hockey.
While Charlotte, who admitted gymnastics is her favorite sport, seemed to enjoy swimming, the seven-year-old’s attention seemed to dwindle when hockey took up.
The little princess stole the show with a series of hilarious photos in which she looked a little exhausted and ready to go home.
Luckily for Charlotte, it would have been a short trip back to Kensington Palace by helicopter.
Kate Middleton “chatted happily with an eight-year-old boy” in the first class carriage on her way to Birmingham to entertain him after his father went to the bathroom, the athlete reveals
Kate Middleton chatted happily with an eight-year-old boy on his way to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games this week after his father went to the bathroom, an athlete claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, visited the city earlier this week to watch the tournament with their daughter Princess Charlotte, seven.
And today Matthew Syed, 51, revealed how he and his son had a surprise encounter with the mother-of-three as they rode on the train on Tuesday.
Writing for The Times about the impromptu meeting, he explained he could hear someone laughing with his son while using the toilet – and was stunned to see it was the Queen herself.
He said the two chatted “happily” and “had a lot of fun,” adding, “While I’m doing my thing, I overhear him talking to a woman in the front room. ‘Are you here alone?’ She asks. ‘No, my father is in there’ – he says, pointing to the toilet.”
Kate Middleton chatted happily with an eight-year-old boy on his way to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games this week after his father went to the bathroom, an athlete claimed
Matthew explained that he and his son Ted were out in first grade to watch the table tennis event at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday when he stopped by to use the restroom.
The journalist wrote the couple sounded like they were having an “insane time” and laughed as he heard Ted tell Kate “his dad once won the Commonwealth gold”.
The two continued talking while Matthew dried his hands and left the anteroom.
The former table tennis player added that he was “stopped” when he turned to see who had been entertaining his son.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, visited the city earlier this week to watch the tournament with their daughter Princess Charlotte, seven
“Kate?” I blurt out,” he wrote. “There are no guards in the antechamber; no armed guards. But here is the Duchess of Cambridge chatting happily with my son.’
Matthew said that while Ted didn’t know who he was talking to, the eight-year-old said, “She was really nice.”
He praised the Duchess’s “character and sense of duty,” adding that she “had no idea she was talking to a journalist’s son… The monarchy is in perfect hands.”
Kate was out on the town with Prince William and their daughter Princess Charlotte for a day of royal engagements.
The seven-year-old looked on her best as she shook hands with sporting VIPs during the visit – and proudly revealed her favorite sport is gymnastics.
Matthew Syed, 51, revealed he heard someone laughing along with his son as he used the toilet during a train ride to the event in Birmingham earlier this week
During this week’s performance, Kate paid a touching tribute to her daughter as she donned jewels that were being worn for the first time at her christening for the occasion.
The Duchess chose to wear a jewelry set, which she first wore to Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015.
Wearing the dazzling jewelery set, the mother-of-three opted for her £3,750 pair of Mappin & Webb ‘Empress’ Carriage diamond earrings and her matching £2,000 white gold and diamond Empress Mini necklace.
The day began with a visit to the Sandwell Aquatics Center where the Cambridges joined Prince Edward, Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14, to cheer on the athletes in several swim runs.
Kate was out on the town with Prince William and their daughter Princess Charlotte for a day of royal engagements
Charlotte showed an animated display, gave her dad a thumbs up, pulled funny faces and even stuck out her tongue and soaked up the atmosphere.
After the trip to the aquatic center, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a program to support young athletes. Princess Charlotte was photographed at her best as she shook hands with SportsAid CEO Tim Lawler.
Elsewhere, the young princess revealed that gymnastics was her favorite sport and took part in a nutrition workshop, where she helped her parents put pictures of foods like nuts, bread and grapes into the correct groups, whether protein, carbohydrates, Antioxidants or healthy fats.