Kate and Will fly with budget airline amid private jet scandal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to fly with a budget airline when they recently took their family to Balmoral. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William broke the royal mould recently when they took their three young children to visit their great-grandmother in Scotland, flying with the budget airline, FlyBe. 

The family were spotted boarding the commercial flight from Aberdeen to Balmoral, where they sat at the front end of the plane in their own private section. 

It's reported that the Cambridge's would have paid $130 per ticket to take their family on holiday, compared to the $36,000 private jet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose for their coastal French holiday. 

Kate and Will chose to fly with the budget airline following the public attack on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who recently came under fire for boarding private jets on a holiday to Elton John's residence in Nice. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been dealt with a public fury over their mode of transportation, as many thought it hypocritical that the royal couple chose the damaging effects of a private jet, while they promote sustainabilty and action towards climate change. 

The public outcry was heightened after Meghan and Harry endorsed their social media strategy, 'Force for Change' which focuses on highlighting charities, individuals and organisations who benefit the environment, society and culture. 

And while the public's anger grew, many celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Pink and Elton John defended the royal couple in public statements. 

Elton John, who hosted Harry and Meghan, released a message on his Instagram, condemning those who attacked the royal couple. 

"I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week," the musician said. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death.

"David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home.

"To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™," the post explained. 

The royals will stay in Nice with their three month old son, Archie, before their royal tour through Africa later this year. 

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