Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t like her grandson, Prince William, being a helicopter pilot. Behind this confession is a trauma that is several decades old.
Recently it was known that the monarch asked her grandson to stop flying so as not to jeopardize the line of succession to the throne, however. This request from the queen comes in the wake of an accident in this type of aircraft that marked her life in the 60s.
In 1967, John Blount, captain of the Queen’s air fleet, died in a tragic helicopter crash when the flying aircraft had a gearbox problem and plunged to the ground. Along with him, three other crew members died. In that same helicopter had travelled days before the husband of the queen, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh so the impression of the fateful event left her left the queen marked.
According to The Daily Mail, the Queen refused to fly by helicopter but over the years she finally changed her mind as this was the ideal transport system to fulfill her schedule of official duties in the United Kingdom.