Think marrying into royalty means your days of flying commercial are over?
After her day in The Netherlands, visiting Rotterdam and The Hague, Princess Kate headed back to London on a British Airways flight — and gave her fellow passengers a surprise even better than a second bag of pretzels.
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Looking chic in a pale blue Catherine Walker skirt suit (and, we have to imagine, a bit more dressed up than the rest of the flight’s passengers), Kate had a quick word with a member of the flight crew before taking her seat near the front of the plane.
The rest of those on board, of course, couldn’t resist snapping a photo or two of the royal.
This isn’t the first time a royal has flown with the public: Back in 2011, Prince William and Kate flew from Los Angeles to London on British Airways, and during their 2014 N.Y.C. trip, Will jetted down to Washington D.C. on a commercial flight, too.
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And although she’s clearly down to travel like the rest of us, Kate’s royal status does get her out of one irritating plane ritual: Waiting in line at customs and avoiding the dreaded disembarking process. There was reportedly a car waiting for the royal on the tarmac, and the other passengers did not leave the plane until she did.
Now that‘s a flying perk you need a title for.