PRINCE William doesn’t need a fancy private jet!
The 31-year-old British Royal rode coach on a flight from Memphis to Dallas, prompting praise from fellow passengers who called him “humble.”
A man resembling the young royal boarded an American Airlines flight on Sunday. He took the window seat and ordered a water — but not before he was spotted by a local TV news reporter, who snapped his photo and posted it on Twitter.
“I am still amazed #Prince William flies COACH. That’s pretty humble/awesome. Who knew?” tweeted Eli Ross, a reporter for local 24 news in Memphis.
— Eli Ross (@local24eli) May 5, 2014
According to a report, William flew in economy class to save money.
The princes are generally accompanied round-the-clock by a team of approximately four taxpayer-funded officers.
According to the Daily Mail, one senior industry source estimated the cost of guarding the princes during their five-day trip would be in the region of $84,000, including business class flights and hotels for all of the officers.
Prince William reportedly changed planes at Dallas Fort Worth to return to the UK.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry reportedly chose EasyJet to make his way home to London.
When on official duties, the princes travel in first or business class along with their entourage.