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The Royal Family Takes a £73 Flybe Flight

The Royal Family Takes a £73 Flybe Flight
Jackie Reddy

Days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were criticized for the use of private jets, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were seen on a Flybe flight from Norfolk to Balmoral, Scotland. The carrier said it was “delighted” to have the pair and their family onboard.

Members of the British royal family have been spotted using a commercial budget airline in order to make their way up to Scotland for their annual vacation at Balmoral Castle, The Telegraph reports. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as well as their three children, are said to have traveled to the Scottish highlands on Flybe, a low-cost carrier based in Exeter, England.

According to the BBC, the family flew from Norwich International Airport (NWI) to the Scottish city of Aberdeen on Thursday morning. The couple’s family home, Anmer Hall, is located in the village of Anmer, which is about 30 miles outside of Norfolk.

Their conspicuous presence on a budget airline comes just days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were heavily criticized in the press for their use of private jets for personal travel.

According to the BBC, Flybe fares from Norwich to Abderdeen cost £73 ($88) per passenger, if purchased in advance.

A spokesperson for Flybe confirmed that the family had used the airline, adding that they were “delighted” to have the royals onboard.

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View Comments (5)


  1. BudgetJetsetter

    August 25, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Publicity stunt much?

  2. lloydah

    August 25, 2019 at 11:21 am

    No. Just sensible people much.

  3. gya007

    August 25, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    did they pay for their checked bags?

  4. fotographer

    August 26, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Well, that is only after Flybe sent an empty plane to pick them up
    what a bunch of @$@$ the royals have become

  5. flying_geek

    August 26, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I have seen Harry in BA coach on a European flight once (actually – to Nice) – there are times for that, and there can be valid reasons for GA flights.

    Let’s move on

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