Will-Kat, Prince Harry fly cattle-class for Zara Phillip's wedding
Seems like the royal family too are feeling the pinch — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry chose budget airlines over private jets for their cousin Zara Phillips’ weddingentertainment Updated: Aug 04, 2011 02:06 IST
Seems like the royal family too are feeling the pinch — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry chose budget airlines over private jets for their cousin Zara Phillips’ wedding to England rugby star Mike Tindall in Edinburgh last weekend.
William, Kate, and Harry reportedly paid their own flight charges.
While, the couple travelled with Flybe from Manchester, Harry used easyJet to get him to the Scottish capital and then back to Bristol on Sunday so he could go to the Womad Music Festival in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, reports the Daily Express.
Flybe’s fares for a one-way trip from Edinburgh start at 36 pounds. Harry is thought to have paid 26 pounds each way for his easyJet tickets.
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace confirmed that taxpayers footed the bill for the Queen to fly from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and back under a convention that the public pays for her travel between residences.
Prince Charles and Camilla are understood to have charged their journey to the public after travelling down from their Highland hide- away, Birkhall, on the Balmoral estate.
Taxpayers forked out for Princess Anne to travel up to Scotland because she was attending an Edinburgh University engagement.