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Prince William takes standard flight
Mar 6, 2013, 12:02 GMT
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Britain's Prince William stunned passengers when he took a standard flight home from Switzerland.
The future king - who is currently expecting his first child with wife Duchess Catherine - had been celebrating a friend's wedding in a Swiss ski resort and travelled on a Swiss International Air Lines flight from Zurich to Manchester on Sunday evening (03.03.13).
William was sat at the front of the aircraft in first class - but he was unable to keep a low profile as other passengers had to walk past him to get to their seats.
One eyewitness, who asked not to be named, told the Manchester Evening News newspaper: 'He'd been taken onto the plane first, so he was sat down as we were walking on. It made everyone do a double take and there was plenty of gasps as people realised who it was.'
The cabin crew only pulled a curtain around first class when the jet took off - meaning economy passengers spotted him instantly.
Although his appearance on the Swiss jet stunned passengers, it is not the first time he has been spotted on a regular flight.
In July 2011, William and Catherine flew back from Zara Phillips' wedding with Flybe.
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