Budget airline easyJet has been given the royal seal of approval after Prince Harry used it to travel back from his cousin Zara Phillips's wedding on the weekend.
The move was announced via Twitter by England rugby player Olly Barkley, who tweeted: “Sweeeeeet weekend and a
wedding to tell the kids about. Harry coming back on easyJet was
comfortably the highlight of the weekend.”
There were reports that Harry, 26, paid the
bargain price of just £16.50 for the hour-long easyJet flight from
Edinburgh to London. But a spokeswoman for the airline said tickets started at
£21.99 with an additional £9 fee for extra luggage.
The spokeswoman said she did not doubt that “some of the
guests enjoyed an easy and affordable flight” with the airline but added: “Due to passenger confidentiality, we cannot disclose
the names of any passengers.”
Harry had been spotted leaving his hotel the day after the wedding dressed in a crumpled blue shirt and jeans and looking like he had
thoroughly enjoyed the festivities.
According to comments on Twitter – most of which came from rugby
players – the fun-loving royal wasn't the only one getting into the
spirit of the celebrations.
England player David Flatman tweeted: "Can't say too much… but what I will reveal is that Prince William does an uncanny Bon Jovi impression.
Winger Mark Cueto added: “Amazing wkend at the wedding – what a party last night!! Big congrats 2 Tinds & Zara! X”
Once the dancing got underway at Holyroodhouse, guests sipped on
ice-cold vodka in glasses bearing the couple's intertwined intials.
But first they were treated to a sit down dinner of lobster and
crayfish cocktail, Scottish venison with dauphinois potatoes. Dessert
was a chocolate fondant with strawberries.