"What a timing!" Some observers may have thought yesterday (Thursday, August 22) of the release of updated photos of 37-year-old Prince William and 37-year-old Duchess Catherine in the British press with their children. The footage shows the family on the runway at Norwich International Airport en route for a low-cost Flybe airline plane – and at a time when Prince Harry, 37, and Duchess Meghan, 37 (both declared ecologists), the use of a private jet in criticism.
Can Cambridge photos really be a coincidence or are they a clever public relations stunt to collect sympathy and give Harry and Meghan some leeway?
Prince William, the Duchess Catherine and the cheap flight: that's what the royal experts say
In the absence of high sales figures on Friday, August 23, local tabloid newspapers are making false headlines with alleged quarrels from brothers. "William gives driving lessons to Harry", title title "The sun", "The Daily Express" Written: "73-Pound Flight of Williams and Kate – What Does Harry and Meghan Say to That !?" the "The daily mirror" Meanwhile, William assumes, in terms of "plane deal", to increase the pressure on his brother. Nevertheless, the majority of the great royal connoisseurs agree that the photos of the plane are not public relations of William and Kate.
Royal expert Chris Ship, who works for the British TV channel ITV, has a clear opinion on the issue of "coincidence or staging":
"Anyone who thinks that William and Kate have opted for a low-cost airline to score for Harry and Meghan has no idea of the royal travel plans they are prepared months in advance, especially when it comes to to visit the Queen in Balmoral. "
Ship receives support from her colleague Emily Andrews, royal correspondent of "The Sun" on Twitter:
William William was not happy that his children and he were photographed – the conspiracy theorists are just stupid: it's only a coincidence that a passenger filmed them, a humorous comparison, that Worth Remembering that Kate and William took a $ 19,000 private jet to Dundee in January. "
Dickie Arbiter, spokesperson for the Royals from 1988 to 2002, writes on Twitter:
"Nonsense, public relations was not obvious.There have always been accredited photographers at UK airports to photograph celebrities coming and going, and sometimes even members of royalty."
Radio presenter Libby Purves writes in the Daily Mail column:
"Honestly, I do not think it's a quarrel, because I do not think Prince William is small enough to risk all those years of fraternal solidarity after losing his mother." It's quite possible that the Cambridges – like Diana C & Is often what happened – I just took the cheap flight, Norwich airport being small and unfussy. "
A different opinion, however, represents Royal Expert Marlene Eilers Koenig. She tells Money magazine the low-cost flight of Williams and Kate: "I have no doubt that a) they were advised to take the plane in public, or b) that William decided that it would look good for him and his family, even though he that's good of a public relations effort I think it was a trick to show "Hey, look, we are flying in public."
The palace did not comment on the "Daily Mail" request for the photographs of Prince William and Duchess Catherine: "We do not comment what they do [William und Kate] start with their free time with family. "
Sources used: Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Express, Twitter, Daily Mirror