"DEFENCE chiefs yesterday defended allowing Prince William to practise landing a helicopter at his girlfriend Kate Middleton's family home.

It was the second time in five days that the Ministry of Defence had to justify the young royal's actions after a separate incident where he flew himself and his brother to a stag do."

(The Scotsman, 21 April 2008)



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Prince Willy in his whirlybird

mission possibly absurd


but nothing untoward occurred

or so the RAF averred


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that lovely lad who'd won his wings

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now had his mind on higher things


he merely took a big Chinook

& cocked a very regal snook


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he's a Prince so what the hell

he flew that helicopter well


heir to the throne he owns the air

& only goes where egos dare


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