Prince Harry was flying from Rome to London on British Airways in Club Europe this week. Since he had the bulkhead he had access to more legroom than you find on a Ryanair flight, something that British Airways doesn’t otherwise offer its business class customers.
Amy Garrick shot photos and shared them to Facebook. She explained,
[T]his morning leaving Rome I got up to use the bathroom and I had to wait. As I’m standing there, I look over and see a guy who looks like Prince Harry. And he has a wedding ring on and looks very tired. The guy next to him looks like security and is glaring at me. Finally my brain clicks and I realize, it is Prince Harry on the way back to London from Rome.
He was at a polo tournament. He politely smiled and said hi when he realized I knew who he was. I tried to get a photo as he got off the plane. I didn’t want to harass him and felt bad taking one, but it isn’t every day you see him!
On his way off of the aircraft Prince Harry “thanked the first class crew and pilot before getting off the plane.”
Harry’s brother Prince William is no stranger to harsh onboard conditions. Four years ago he flew Ryanair. Five years ago he flew American Airlines coach Memphis – Dallas and he flew the US Airways Shuttle in first.
Like Harry, William’s wife Kate Middleton prefers the bulkhead row of Club Europe as well for decent legroom.
British Airways Club Europe
Their grandfather Prince Philip once remarked that air travel can be quite nice “provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly.”
Beyond the royals, then-U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron flew easyJet in 2015 and was photographed eating Pringles.