Prince William fulfilled a long held ambition yesterday when he gained his "wings". For the past four months, William has been learning to fly a variety of planes and helicopters in an intensive RAF training course at RAF Cranwell. He made his first solo flight after only 8 days on his flying course, describing it as "an amazing experience".
William's girlfriend Kate Middleton and stepmother Camilla looked on proudly as together with other graduates, the Prince was presented with his "wings" by his father Prince Charles at a special RAF graduation ceremony. Following in the footsteps of his father Prince Charles, grandfather Prince Philip and great grandfather Prince Albert, Prince William became the fourth successive generation of Royalty to qualify as an RAF pilot.