Kate Middleton & Prince William took a private jet to France for their summer holiday. Their two kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also on board the aircraft. The foursome touched down at the small south-western airport of Pau-Pyrenees on Tuesday afternoon.
The eight million pounds (more than $100,000) Cessna private plane owned by their family friend the Duke of Westminster has been used several times by Kate Middleton & Prince William for their travel. The royal couple along with their kids got into two waiting blacked-out Range Rover cars that were also registered under William’s name, according to local publication La République des Pyrénées.
The local airport refused to comment on the high-profile visit by royals to France. Meanwhile, royal protection officers and a group of Scotland Yard personnel were spotted on the tarmac. The royal party were seen traveling in the direction of north Bearn and Gers, Hello reports.
It is now known whether George and Charlotte’s Spanish nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo accompanied her young charges. According to reports in local publications, William, Kate and their children were visiting friends and relatives in France. However, it is not known where exactly the royals are holidaying, although the airport is roughly 70 miles from the coastal resort of Biarritz.
France has always been a popular holiday destination for Kate Middleton & Prince William. They took their first holiday as a family of four, with George and Charlotte, to the French Alps earlier this year. The young royals experienced their first snow during the March ski break.
This time around, also, the Cambridges borrowed the Duke of Westminster’s private jet to make the flight, Daily Mail reports. William and Kate, both 34, also used it to fly to Balmoral to visit the Queen in Scotland last summer. The Duke of Westminster, a businessman and billionaire landowner is close friends with the royals and his son Hugh Grosvenor is Prince George’s godfather.