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Prince William is expected to upset his son Prince Louis with a new criticism on space travel, a royal commentator has claimed.

Prince William's views over space tourism are expected to displease his son Prince Louis.

The Duke of Cambridge made his views on space expeditions clear after Hollywood actor William Shatner, 90, become the eldest person to fly into space on Blue Origin sub-orbital capsule developed by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

William, who previously warned 'there is no time to waste (opens in new tab)', said, "We need some of the world's greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.

"I think that ultimately is what sold it for me - that really is quite crucial to be focusing on this [planet] rather than giving up and heading out into space to try and think of solutions for the future."

But the Duke doesn't appear to have realised that the multi-millionaires like Richard Branson and Elon Musk, who are also building up space businesses, aren't the only ones with a passion for things out of this world.

Closer to home and you could say that Prince William's youngest son Prince Louis (opens in new tab), three, is fascinated with spaceships - as much as his sister Charlotte, six, loves unicorns and has a keyring and beanie baby toy purse with the majestic creature on.

So much so that he recently was pictured with a space rocket-printed rucksack, which was being carried by his Norland Nanny (opens in new tab) as the family prepared to jet off for their October half-term holiday.

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But while Prince William expressed "absolutely no interest" in becoming a space tourist, saying he once travelled to 65,000 feet in a plane and that was high enough. But for his son Louis, spaceships are very much part of the youngster's childhood.

Royal commentator Roberta Fiorito recalled the 'funny' moment, speaking on the Royally Obsessed podcast, she said, "This paparazzi photo, the fact that we got a sneak peek at Louis' backpack and it has space ships on it.

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"And William was just criticising the billionaire space race saying we should concentrate on climate change here on Earth.

"I thought that was really funny."

And while Prince William admits he has 'absolutely no interest in going that high', his son Louis might just be dreaming of his own future space adventure.

Prince Louis showed some fascination with the sky during Trooping the Colour 2019 at Buckingham Palace.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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He was spotted looking up into the air, with an excited and intrigued expression on his face as the aircraft did a special flypast for the Queen.

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.