The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recent holiday to Scotland might not have been as environmentally friendly as many had believed.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were praised earlier in the week for taking a budget Flybe flight while touring to Balmoral to see the Queen and Prince Philip.
The £seventy three-a-head flight changed into in stark assessment to the 4 gasoline-guzzling non-public jets Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had taken in only 11 days.
However, it was due to the fact that been discovered that Flybe bosses ordered an empty plane to be flown 123 miles to choose up the royal couple and their youngsters, it was claimed the ultimate night.
The flight William and Kate took from Norwich to Aberdeen at eight.40am are usually operated by using Loganair on behalf of Eastern Airways – Flybe’s franchise – pronounced MailOnline.
However, it is alleged that Flybe bosses have been eager that they use a plane with their branding on it, and decided to fly an Embraer 145 from Eastern’s Humberside HQ to gather the royals.
That intended that the Loganair craft which had flown passengers from Aberdeen to Norwich left empty.
In general, the 2 empty flights led to 4.Five heaps of carbon emissions.
Prince William and Kate are stated to be absolutely ignorant of the alleged switch and had now not asked for any special treatment.
The source told MailOnline: ‘It’s thoroughly amazing and makes a mockery of their family’s very laudable tries to tour more economically and in a greater environmentally pleasant way.
‘An extra four.5 lots of carbon emissions have been created absolutely to ensure that an aircraft with Flybe written at the facet operated the flight with the Royal celebration aboard, in preference to the same old plane which flies the path. It’s glaringly no longer their fault but is thoroughly ridiculous.’
However, a Flybe spokesperson refuted the allegations.
They stated: ‘Flybe denies any involvement within the choice over which aircraft to fly in this path, which is absolutely operated with the aid of Eastern Airways.’
Eastern Air said reviews about the collection of flights were ‘immaterial’ if all the passengers had a pleasant flight.
Passengers had spoken in their shock at seeing Prince William carrying baggage and boarding the flight with George and Charlotte alongside him.
Along with Kate, they sat at the front of the plane, with many unaware of their presence.