Prince Harry 'shuns royal treatment for budget airline'
It may not be a royal move, but Prince Harry shunned his usual VIP treatment and opted to fly back from the Queen's eldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips' wedding in Scotland with a budget airline, a media report said.world Updated: Aug 02, 2011 15:49 IST
It may not be a royal move, but Prince Harry shunned his usual VIP treatment and opted to fly back from the Queen's eldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips' wedding in Scotland with a budget airline, a media report said.
The third in line to the British throne is understood to have ignored more luxurious modes of transport and instead paid a knock down fare to travel from Scotland with easyJet, 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.
In fact, speculation is there that the 26 year old Prince had paid the bargain price of just 16.50 pounds for the hour long easyJet flight from Edinburgh to London, the British newspaper said.
Friends of the England rugby captain and Zara's groom, Mike Tindall, has described the wedding as "an incredible day" which was followed by an "amazing party". Olly Barkley, the England fly-half, tweeted, "Sweeeeeet weekend and a wedding to tell the kids about. Harry coming back on easyJet was comfortably the highlight of the weekend."
Zara and Mike were married at a relatively low key ceremony on Saturday, in what was the second royal wedding in just three months.
The couple exchanged vows at Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, and the royal party included the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
A spokeswoman for easyJet said she did not doubt that "some of the guests enjoyed an easy and affordable flight" with the airline.
First Published: Aug 02, 2011 15:48 IST