All little boys love to play with toy jets and planes, but Prince George stepped one up by playing with a couple of real ones today.

The adorable toddler marked his first royal engagement on home soil by attending the Royal International Air Tattoo this morning.

Brimming with excitement, George spent the morning with his dad, Prince William and mum, Kate Middleton in Gloucestershire and he even got to pretend he was flying a jet all by himself.

It was something of an early birthday treat for George as he will celebrate his third birthday on July 22.

The little cutie was totally in his element.