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Kate Middleton Flew Commercial And The Internet Can't Even

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | October 12, 2016

Kate Middleton Flew Commercial And The Internet Can't Even

PHOTO: Kate Middleton, gasp, boards a normal airplane. (Photo courtesy Twitter/Middleton Maven)

Sadly, nobody bats as much as an eye if you board a commercial flight to, well, anywhere. But the world tends to lose their minds when the person boarding a British Airways flight is none other than the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

As Vanity Fair reports, the duchess was on a solo international tour when she decided to go a more ordinary route on her return home to London from the Netherlands.

After meeting with that nation’s king she flew British Airways. And, as Cosmopolitan spotted, there was social media standing by to archive the momentous occasion.

Here is a tweet the publication spotted from Middleton Maven, which seems to have been the outlet to capture an image of the duchess onboard.

We imagine it was at this moment that some on the flight thought to themselves, Hey, that lady looks like…OMG!

The Internet reacted much in the same way.

(Image courtesy GIPHY)

(Image courtesy GIPHY)

Here are some of the headlines and reactions from Twitter:

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The New Zealand Herald has more details on how a duchess actually makes it onto a commercial flight.

As it were, this isn’t as simple as queuing with other impatient passengers like cattle. When it comes to royalty, there is a more dignified way to board.

The report reads: “The scheduled flight - the last of the day from Rotterdam to City Airport - was full of members of the public who were shocked to see the Duchess board at the last minute. She was escorted onto the plane by bodyguards and her team ahead of the 50-minute flight. One source said he had ‘never seen so many iPhones pop up at once,’ as passengers scrambled to get a photograph of the Duchess.”

Now if you want to get to baggage claim first, you can hope to have a seat at the front of the plane. Or, you can just be the Duchess of Cambridge. The Herald continues on the scene: “Keeping a low-profile, Kate spoke with a member of her team for the duration of the quick flight before being the first to be escorted from the plane once it landed ‘a couple of minutes early.’ A car was said to be waiting on the tarmac at London City Airport and the Royal was whisked away before passengers were allowed to disembark.”

We can now add “There was a duchess on my last flight” to the multitude of reasons you might be late to the next leg of your flight at the airport. 


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