Prince William and Kate Middleton Spotted on Commercial Flight to Scotland

August 23, 2019
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Even the royals love a bargain.

Prince William and Kate Middleton did their best commoner impersonation and flew from Norwich, England to Aberdeen, Scotland via a low-cost commercial airline, reported the Daily Mail.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accompanied by their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and their nanny.

The family of five was spotted walking on the tarmac after deplaning from a FlyBe Airlines partner aircraft.

"We were delighted to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family on board one of our flights again, this time when they flew from Norwich to Aberdeen with our franchise partner Eastern Airways," a FlyBe representative told E! News.

According to the airline’s website, a one-way ticket from Norwich to Aberdeen can go for as little as $89.

As for the reason for the trip, it’s said the royal family was traveling to visit Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Balmoral Castle, where they often spend the summer.

It would appear that flying commercial was a way for William and Kate to ward off the backlash that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have recently received for flying private while being big environmental activists.

Elton John quickly came to Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s defense by saying he invited them to his home in France and was the one who paid for a private jet to ensure their privacy.

To offset the ecological cost of the flight, the Grammy winner made sure the trip was carbon neutral by contributing an “appropriate donation” to Carbon Footprint.

While its unknown if and when any other members of the royal family will again fly commercial, keep a lookout as you might just find your prince in coach next time.