The Prince and Princess of Wales were described as “extremely amusing” by members of the cabin crew who served them during their eight-hour commercial flight from London to Boston yesterday.
The royal couple, both 40, flew to the US for a quick three-day tour of the Massachusetts capital before attending the second annual Earthshot Awards at MGM Music Hall tomorrow night.
According to CBS, the couple’s entourage occupied most of the first class seats during the eight-hour flight.
Passenger Brent Schotles – who was seated two rows behind Prince William – admitted it was a complete “surprise” to see the royals on a commercial plane.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are pictured upon their arrival at Boston’s Logan Airport yesterday afternoon
He said, “You have to do a double take to see if you really see who you think you see!”
The first class passenger described the father-of-three as “diminutive” and said the princess was “as beautiful as one would expect”.
According to the publication, the Prince and Princess of Wales were spotted having a chat with other passengers nearby and talking about their itinerary during the trip – which included attending last night’s Boston Celtics game.
The couple is also expected to meet President Biden on Friday at the White House before the evening’s ground-breaking ceremony.
Pictured: The British Airways flight that transported the couple landed at Logan Airport
The royal couple watched the Boston Celtics play on their first evening in the American city
The cabin crew impressed by the couple said they were “extremely elated” to serve on the plane.
Fellow passenger Jonathan Wood said there was “a buzz” around the plane once word got out about the royal couple.
Although passenger Joe Adkins admitted he was surprised to hear the Prince and Princess of Wales had taken a commercial flight, another added that it made sense given the environmental focus of their royal tour.
Earthshot was created by Prince William in 2020 as a competition to champion innovative environmental solutions.
Once they landed at Logan Airport, passengers were asked to wait until the Prince and Princess of Wales had actually left the plane for disembarkation.
The royal couple were greeted by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and her sons at the city’s town hall
The post reports that there were 12 state troopers waiting to escort the couple to their first engagement of the day, which was a tour of Boston City Hall.
In August 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle faced criticism after it was revealed that they had taken four private jets in 11 days.
Earlier this year, the couple were accused of ‘tremendous hypocrisy’ after it was revealed they returned to their £11m Montecito mansion with their children Archie and Lilibet aboard a gas-guzzling Bombardier Global 6000 before the expiration date. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.
After arriving in the US, the Prince and Princess of Wales joined 20,000 basketball fanatics to cheer on the Boston Celtics and promote the Earthshot Awards on their first day in town — but their first trip to the US in eight years has been overshadowed A racist scandal shakes Buckingham Palace.
William and Kate arrived in Boston just hours after the prince’s godmother, Susan Hussey, a former mistress of the late queen, was accused of making racist remarks at a reception hosted by Queen Camilla.
The Princess of Wales looked exemplary in a vintage blue Chanel jacket as she joined Prince William at a Boston Celtics basketball game during her first day in the States.
Dame Susan Hussey, 83 (taken in 2016 at a Thanksgiving service in memory of Sir Terry Wogan), has resigned from her honorary role as Mistress of the Household at Buckingham Palace after being accused of domestic violence by a black woman who runs Sistah Space asking: “From what part of Africa?” you all?”
Susan Hussey, who was a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth II for decades and retained by King Charles after his mother’s death, has resigned after asking Ngozi Fulani, a black woman who runs domestic violence charity Sistah Space in Hackney: “What part of Africa are you from?” “
Responding to Fulani’s allegations on Twitter, Buckingham Palace said it was taking the situation “very seriously”, adding that Lady Susan Hussey had made a “deep apology” for her words.
Her resignation ends a six-decade career within the royal family that saw her become one of Queen Elizabeth II’s closest confidants. Her role was so significant, she even landed a brief cameo in Netflix’s The Crown.
Lady Susan, 83, was welcomed into The Firm in 1960, around the time the late queen gave birth to her third child, Prince Andrew, when she was working to help answer letters to the royal family, reports Tatler.
She is the youngest daughter of the 12th Earl Waldegrave and the widow of Marmaduke Hussey, the former head of the BBC who died in 2006.
After assuming her role and becoming closer to the king, she soon became known as one of the late Queen’s ‘maids’ as a lady-in-waiting. Before long, she was reportedly dubbed “Main Girl Number One” as she continued to provide support for the Queen.
Throughout her time as a confidante to the royal family, Lady Susan has grown up with King Charles. In fact, so close that he asked her to be godmother to his eldest son, Prince William.
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