Kate Middleton and Prince William were recently spotted setting off on their holidays and it may be one of the final times they fly together as a family.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, alongside their three children, Prince George, Louis, and Princess Charlotte were seen at Heathrow Airport ahead of a half-term holiday.
However, Wills and Kate would have had to have permission from the Queen before embarking on the trip or they would have breached an all-important royal rule.
The royals were seen outside the Windsor Suite, reserved for members of The Firm and other high-profile celebs.
Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, as well as young Princ Louis, three, were also seen.
The Cambridges have enjoyed several holidays together, including royal tours to Poland, Canada, and Germany.
However, soon they will be unable to travel together as a family unit due to a royal tradition.
The vital rule protects the future monarchy.
It's an ancient set of rules created to protect the Royal lineage, meaning senior members of The Firm are not permitted to fly together unless approved by the monarch, the Queen.
As the Cambridges head abroad for their trip, they would have asked whether the royal rule came into play as when Prince George turns 12, he'll be required to fly separately from his father William.
This is because both William and George are currently second and third in line to the throne.
The tradition also means Charles and William are forbidden from flying together, and Charles with his mother the Queen.
In the past, the Cambridges have flown with their children.
William was granted special permission from Her Majesty to bend the rules when his son was only nine months old when the family travelled to Australia and New Zealand back in 2014.
The monarch again granted permission in September 2016, when they jetted off to Canada with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The same happened a year later during a royal tour to Poland, with the Cambridges taking all three flights together.
There have been times when they followed the instruction, in December 2014 when they flew to New York, George stayed at home with his nanny and grandmother Carole Middleton.
The Royal Family’s press office told Newsround: “They had to ask the Queen for permission, but she said yes.
"While there is no official rule on this, and royal heirs have travelled together in the past, it is something that the Queen has the final say on."
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