Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children are seen getting off a £73 budget flight to Scotla
Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children are seen getting off a £73 budget flight to Scotland amid row over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's summer of private jet trips
Prince William, his wife Kate and their children have been spotted getting off a £73 budget flight to Scotland, amid a row over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's private jet trips.
The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge took the 8.45am flight from Norwich International Airport to Aberdeen Airport with their children this morning.
The royal couple and their family can be spotted being escorted from the budget FlyBe plane and getting into waiting vehicles, where they are expected to be whisked away to visit the Queen and Prince Philip at Balmoral.
The Cambridges appearance on the cheap flight will inevitably lead to comparisons with William's brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have come in for criticism from some quarters after they took four private jet flights in 11 days this summer.
They flew from London to Ibiza and back before making a return trip to Nice earlier this month, fuelling claims they were contributing to climate change.
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Kate Middleton is walking behind her husband and the other children while she holds Louis
A passenger on the plane who spotted them said: 'The family were sat right at the front. I fly this route all the time and we were none the wiser. No-one knew they were on the flight.
'Later on I realised that Kate's mother was sat a few rows in front of me.'
Looking like your archetypal family man on holiday, Prince William can be seen clutching a number of bags while George, six, and Charlotte, four, run excitably alongside him.
Surprised passengers saw Kate walking just behind her husband and holding Louis, one, alongside the family's nanny Maria Borrallo.
Royal author Robert Jobson, who wrote a best-selling biography on Prince Charles, said it proved the Royal Family could take regular commercial flights.#
He said: 'There was a lot of nonsense spoken earlier in the week about how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle needed to fly in private jets because of security concerns.
'But the Royal Family have been using cheap airlines for years, Princess Diana would do it frequently.
'William and Kate flying on a budget airline proves you can do it, there was no trouble on the flight, and if there was they have their protection officers.
Meghan Markle carries baby son Archie on to a luxury private jet after she and Prince Harry enjoyed a three-day family holiday at Sir Elton John's stunning £15 million in the south of France
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