April 20, 2011 / 9:58 AM / 7 years ago

Don't think of Kate mid-flight, Prince William told

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Don’t have your head in the clouds thinking of Kate when flying, Britain’s most famous pilot Prince William has been told by his godfather.

<p>Britain's Prince William sits at the controls of a Sea King helicopter during a training exercise at Holyhead Mountain, in Wales March 31, 2011. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool</p>

William, second-in-line to the throne, is a search and rescue helicopter pilot. He will marry long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton on April 29th.

”I did actually mention to him in my letter to him when he got engaged -- because I went through that experience myself -- that it’s quite dangerous to fly a helicopter when you’re in love because you have to concentrate on keeping that machine in the air.

“So I said: ‘Be careful, concentrate on that helicopter now and think of Catherine later on’,” the former king of Greece Constantine told the BBC in an interview.

Reporting by Olesya Dmitracova, editing by Paul Casciato

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