Prince William proved to many people that he flies coach, as if it wasn’t a big deal to board an American Airlines flight like everybody else. Passengers couldn’t believe it was the Prince who sat near the back of the plane.
He was spotted in a window seat of a flight from Memphis to Dallas after attending a wedding in Memphis for his friend Guy Pelly and was in the process of returning home to his beloved wife, Kate Middleton, and their baby George.
William’s brother Harry was also at the wedding, but was not seen on the plane.
“I am still amazed #Prince William flies COACH. That’s pretty humble/awesome. Who knew?” TV reporter Eli Ross wrote as he tweeted the picture.
Others heaped praise on William as well, calling him “The economy class prince.”
The prince kept it even more low-budget when he reportedly ordered only water during the flight, which he — gasp! — paid for himself.
It is not the first time that the royals have tried to save money, as the queen and her family were recently asked to rein in their spending. The cost of the trip itself is being met privately by both the princes. Prince William changed planes at Dallas Fort Worth to return to the UK.
On the American Airlines plane he took a window seat and is understood to have ordered water during the 1hour 30 domestic flight. A similar flight was on sale today for $300.
Holding his hand luggage he boarded a plane separately to the rest of the passengers in Memphis, surrounded by security officers.
The 31-year-old was then photographed at the Dallas airport wearing jeans, a pale blue shirt, white trainers and a baseball cap as he left the American Airlines Admiral Club.