Price William and Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, flew economy class on their return home from the wedding of his cousin Zara Phillips.
The royal couple attended the wedding of Zara Phillips and English rugby player Mike Tindall. on July 30 in Edinburgh, Scotland. On their way home, they boarded Flybe a budget airline which costs about $80 for a one-way journey, reports the Daily Mail.
The couple came with security and checked in like ordinary folks. The flight was for Manchester, from where the couple’s home Anglesey is about two hours from the airport.
Prince Harry followed suit by taking a round-trip on Easy Jet flight, another discount airline. He paid about $70. He had to fork out an extra $20 for checking in his military bag.
A spokesperson for Flybe said they couldn’t comment on the couple’s trip because they had to respect the privacy of passengers, reports Telegraph.
With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge living in Anglesey, the airport authorities are expecting more royal traffic. With that in mind they have even refurbished their airport lounge at a cost of $33,000 .
Zara Phillips is 13th in line for the throne of England and her wedding was definitely very low key compared to William and Kate’s wedding just a few months ago. Still the wedding made headlines for the fashion statements of the attendees, the hats of the ladies, the usual best dressed comments and how it compared with the other royal wedding.