Saturday, June 14, 2014

What In The World???? Prince William Flies Coach?!


Apparently the young Prince of Cambridge, coincidentally born the same year I graduated from high school (yes I am that old) is not afraid to hob nob with everyday joe's while flying the friendly sky's. In fact, I have heard that he is so normal and down to earth that he might be just one of the guys if not for that whole royal title and all.

It seems the Prince was flying back to England from a friends wedding in Memphis last week when he was spotted by a reporter taking a seat on an American Airlines coach. As I understood it not only did he fly economy on the way back, but while he was in Memphis, he also played the tourist as he went and visited Graceland, the home of the late Elvis Presley.

I have to say, this whole thing boggles my mind. Here is a young man who is in line to be King of England someday, in fact maybe sooner than later as there is talk that his father Prince Charles is no longer eligible after his mother abdicates her throne. Apparently English law frowns upon divorce in their potential kings so it seems Charles may no longer be in the running. That means that Prince William will be next in line. As a future King, in the pictures I saw, there did not look to be any body guards or secret service men around him. In fact, there didn't seem to be any pomp and circumstance at all surrounding him or his visit.

Why the Prince chose to fly coach, I am not sure. Maybe he was bumped from first class, although I sincerely doubt any airline would do that. Maybe there was a mix up in his flights and there were none in first class on this particular flight or maybe.......he just didn't see the sense in spending more money than necessary to get home. Whatever the case, I give this young man kudos for not only flying coach (whatever the reason) but also not acting like his title made him entitled.

Wow! I have to say I really loved this story. It made me very happy to read it and it gives me hope for this generation getting ready to take hold and take the reigns of our future. This future king seems to have it all. He has his mothers good looks, obvious charm and now we find out that he is just a regular guy. Dang that Cate is a lucky girl and I am sure that somewhere, Diana is smiling down at this young man knowing..... she done good.  

Have a great Saturday!


Anonymous said...

Great guy and great blog.

Kendra from Headband for Today said...

That's pretty cool that he's acting like a common man. I'm sure he'd like to have the time off too.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see stories like this instead of the stories of "entitlement" that we see from our own "king" here in the US. Nice blog today.