While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were off causing a stir by choosing to fly private planes all around Europe, Prince William was off reserving economy seats for his entire family. And now, it appears Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the kids are at it again, flying commercial just like the rest of us.
On Aug. 22, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge boarded a commercial flight to Scotland with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The brood was on their way to visit William’s grandmother, the Queen, at her Balmoral estate.
On Tuesday, the family was once again spotted boarding a commercial flight to head home. According to The Mirror, the family all boarded a flight and landed back at Norwich Airport.
Richard Pace, managing director of Norwich Airport, told the Eastern Daily Press, "It's always a great privilege to welcome any member of the Royal family to our airport and we are always happy to welcome them."
Their family flight comes just weeks after Harry and Meghan came under fire for their decision to fly on four private planes in just 11 days. That decision, critics claimed, was in contrast to the couple’s stance on environmental conversation as private jets put off far more carbon per person than flying commercial.
"The contrast between William, Kate and family traveling on a cheap budget flight to Scotland and Harry and Meghan using private jets couldn’t be starker,” Royal author Phil Dampier previously told The Mirror. "A cynic might say the Cambridges have done it deliberately, bearing in mind the recent stories about the two brothers and their wives not getting on. Harry and Meghan made a point of saying there were only have two children to save the planet knowing William and Kate have had three. Could this be William and Kate hitting back?"