The second in line to Britain’s throne, Prince William stunned commuters as he flew commercial from New York to DC to meet with President Obama. His surprise appearance aboard the plane as it sat in LaGuardia Airport, New York, sparked a flurry of excitement, with passengers gasping and taking pictures.
A Passenger aboard the plane, Sam Kim wrote and posted a shot on Instagram of the prince searching for his seat, with the caption:
‘Our flight was delayed and a caravan of black suburbans pulled up to the plane ‘Then the most unexpected guest stepped onto our DC shuttle flight this morning.’
William arrived in New York City on Sunday night with his wife Kate for a three-day U.S. visit. While Prince William went over to Washington, D.C.,his wife, the Duchess Catherine spent the day meeting school children in Harlem.
It is not the first time Prince William has surprised American fliers. In May, he sat in coach on an American Airlines flight home from his friend’s wedding in Memphis.