Prince William, Kate Middleton and their kids Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 16 months, reportedly flew from Norwich, England to Aberdeen, Scotland on a FlyBe partner aircraft on Thursday and a fellow passenger is sharing all the details.
While chatting with The Sun, the passenger says the royals weren’t recognized until they were about to exit the aircraft.
“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. Suddenly, Will, Kate, and the kids all got up and left. They weren’t harassed by anyone at all as they got off the plane. They just seemed like a family travelling together, to be honest,” the passenger told the outlet.
Adding, “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. I couldn’t believe my eyes. You don’t expect to see royalty on a budget airliner.”
A FlyBe rep confirmed the family were on the flight in a statement to E! News, “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.”
The commercial flight for William and Kate comes just days after Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle faced backlash after they took a private plane to Nice, France for a private getaway.
While the reason for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip is unknown, it seems like the family wanted to get away before George and Charlotte head back to school at Thomas’s Battersea. George is gearing up to start Grade 2 while Charlotte is set to begin Kindergarten.