Kate Middleton & Prince William Reportedly Seen Casually Traveling on a Budget Plane to Balmoral
Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate were seen arriving at Balmoral on Thursday to visit with the Queen. The couple traveled on a budget plane with their children according to witnesses.
This week, the Cambridges were photographed boarding a budget FlyBe flight which cost around $89 per person. Prince William and Duchess Kate flew with their three children: Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1.
Video footage showed the little Royal’s carrying their own backpacks as they made their way to black Range Rovers that were waiting for them. The family was taken to Balmoral to see the Queen and Prince Philip at their Scottish castle.
ROYAL FAMILY TRAVELS ON A BUDGET PLANE
The Royal Family traveled with the airline from Norwich International Airport to Aberdeen Airport at around 8.50 a.m. in the morning. Passengers on the flight were pleasantly surprised to see the Royal Family boarding.
Kate carried little Louis who had his nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, on hand with the family. She traveled with them on the 40-seat passenger plane.
Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, and Prince George at Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
A PASSENGER RECOGNIZES THE ROYALS
A passenger who flew with the Royals said:
“Earlier in the flight, I’d had the feeling that someone had come on the plane that I’d recognized – but I thought it was just a footballer. We landed, and people then saw two black Range Rovers on the tarmac.”
The witness shared that the Royal Family “got up” and disembarked the plane. No one “harassed” them and the source shared that they honestly “seemed like a family traveling together.”
The passenger added:
“No one saw them get on the plane either. It was amazing how they did it — they must have slipped on quietly, after people were already seated.”
A ROYAL SOURCE EXPLAINS THE REASON FOR THE TRIP
A Royal source explained the trip saying: "William and Kate usually take the children up to Balmoral over the bank holiday weekend and this year is no exception.”
The insider added that the Cambridges usually combined “the visit with Wills' cousins Peter Philips and his family, and Zara and her family.”
The Royal source added: "The Queen loves spending time with all her great-grandchildren and they all call her Gan-Gan.” The nickname originated from William and Philips and they encouraged their children to use it.
The Queen leaves gifts for the little children in their bedrooms when they come for their visit. According to the insider, this encouraged them to “always look forward to going.”
THE SUSSEX'S GET BACKLASH FOR FLYING ON A PRIVATE JET
The Cambridges trip comes days after Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan, and baby Archie, 3-months-old, took flight in four private jets in 11 days. They flew to Nice in the south of France where they allegedly stayed in a villa overlooking the sunny Mediterranean.
Two days after they arrived back from Ibiza, they were seen at the French Riviera where they took a break around August 4 on Meghan’s 38th birthday. Singer Elton John defended the family claiming he had paid for the 12-seater Cessna jet.