Royals Fly Commercial Airlines Home After Zara Phillip's Wedding

Getty Images

After the wedding of his cousin, Zara Phillips, this past weekend, Prince William didn't take a private flight back to Manchester.

Instead, he whisked his new bride, Catherine Middleton, on a budget airline jet for the hour-long jaunt from Edinburgh to their new home in Anglesey (Manchester is the closest airport), the Daily Mail reports.

The royal duo hopped on a Flybe flight and sat with everyone else on the plane (the airline doesn't offer a first class section). The couple reportedly went through security (see, they ARE just like us!) and sat with bodyguards on the flight. Cost of a one-way ticket? A thrifty $62.

A Manchester Airport spokesman told the Daily Mail: "With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge living not too far away in North Wales, we were hoping to seem them more often and become their local international airport of choice and we are looking forward to welcoming them through out doors over the coming years."

Meanwhile, Prince Harry took to the skies with easyJet for the hour-long hop from Edinburgh to London, the Telegraph reports. His ticket price? $36.

This isn't the first time Kate and Will have flown commercial. The couple flew back to London from Los Angeles on a British Airways jet following their North American tour. Prince William flew a commercial Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Christchurch back in March.

Video: Kate Middleton and Prince William Celebrate Another Royal Wedding!

Read Full Story

Sign up for the Travel Report by AOL newsletter to get exclusive deals and wanderlust inspiration delivered straight to your inbox every day.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.