Prince of Wales promises to put baby boy’s drawing ‘on royal fridge’ during visit to RAF base

The Prince of Wales gave a baby boy a hug and promised to put a picture he had drawn on the royal fridge.

William posed for selfies and was even asked about I’m A Celeb while visiting RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

The future king was chatting with military families on the base when three-year-old Blake Fearnley presented him with a picture of Mickey Mouse. His mother Laura Fearnley, 33, said the royal took it and said “he would put it on his fridge”.

Ms Fearnley said: “He left and then Blake decided he wanted to ask William for a hug, so he followed him and said ‘please William, can I have a hug’ and He did it.”

The prince later chatted football with twins Abi and Steph Boland, who were delighted when he posed for a video selfie with the 10-year-olds, both fans of his beloved Aston Villa.

Prince William chatted with fellow Aston Villa fans. twins Abi and Steph Boland

Steph Boland said: “He said we had a good team and we will have it next season.”

Corporal Rachael Howes spoke to the Prince when he met base RAF staff involved in the sport as he opened the new boxing club at RAF Coningsby.

Cpl Howes put the prince on the spot about i am a celebrity asking him “who he wanted to win, the lioness Jill Scott or her relative Mike Tindall”.

William smiled and was heard saying, “That’s a tricky question,” but diplomatically dodged the question, having been surprised by accusations of favoritism between the English and Welsh football teams earlier in the week.

Earlier, the royal got a glimpse of the future when he donned a pair of virtual reality goggles designed to improve the maintenance of fighter jets.

The royal attended the official opening of a new boxing club at RAF Coningsby in Lincoln

He was shown a range of innovative products being developed to help technicians keep planes airworthy.

In a huge hangar used to service Typhoon jets, the future king chatted with RAF technicians and their counterparts from BAE Systems.

The royal also tried on a pair of virtual reality goggles during the visit

William laughed as he turned down the opportunity to wear an exoskeleton that can help the ground crew with repetitive and strenuous tasks, but tried the goggles.

He said: “That’s weird” as he pushed a damaged cylindrical shape into cyberspace, depicting a fake fuselage section, then added “very clever”.

During the visit, William also toured the base’s air traffic control center and learned about ‘Project Marshall’, a multi-billion pound equipment upgrade program aimed at improving traffic services RAF air force in Lincolnshire.

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