Prince William ‘unable to carry out more royal duties because of aviation industry red tape’


Kensington Palace has blamed European red tape for preventing the Duke of Cambridge carrying out more royal duties.

The Duke has faced accusations in some quarters that he is “lazy” because he has only carried out two royal engagements this year, in addition to his part-time job as an air ambulance pilot.

Palace sources claimed that Civil Aviation Authority rules on rest periods, which are handed down from Brussels, mean the Duke is banned from doing any sort of work on some of his rest days, including carrying out royal duties.

But the CAA rubbished the excuse, saying pilots could do what they wanted on rest days, even including paid employment, as long as it did not involve flying aircraft.

My emphasis.