PRince William Kate Middleton Prince GeorgeWe've known for quite some time that their newest addition will be accompanying them on their upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand, but supposedly Prince George will fly with Kate Middleton and Prince William on the same plane for the trip -- which is a major no-no when it comes to royal tradition.

Apparently William and Kate won't make a final decision about their travel plans until they are closer to their departure date -- but all signs point to them making the journey together.

The royal protocol has always been that direct heirs to the throne cannot travel on the same aircraft. But an aide supposedly told The Daily Mail that Kate and William plan on taking the flight together as a family with baby George in tow -- probably in an effort to cut down on costs.

But if I had to guess, I'd say the money factor probably has nothing to do with it. Um ... can you imagine making the journey all the way to Australia and New Zealand on a separate plane from your baby? Something tells me Kate probably isn't too keen on the idea of letting Prince George board a flight without her -- as that's something that would make any mother uneasy.

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Think about it for a second. How would you feel getting on one plane while your infant got on another, only to reunite with him halfway across the globe several hours later? What's she supposed to do -- have him jet off with the nanny? Royalty or not, that really just isn't an ideal scenario for any parent.

And I guess theoretically she and George could take a different plane than Wills -- but anyone who has ever flown with a baby will tell you the more extra sets of hands you have, the better.

I don't blame Kate for one second for wanting to break the rules. And honestly, we really shouldn't be all that surprised, considering what a down-to-earth and "normal" mom she is -- even though we know she's most definitely in a different league than the rest of us.

Would you ever travel on a different plane than your baby and/or husband?

 

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