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Old 08-22-2019, 01:25 PM
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In trying to appease the press they risk their security by all flying together.

Not very smart!
The Cambriges always fly together, just as the Wales family did when William & Harry were young. It is allowed until the children are older.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:58 PM
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The Cambridge's fly every year to Mustique together and flew the children on overseas tours on the same aircraft. Clearly they don't feel there is a risk or that it is so small it is not worth splitting the family up.
I doubt this was booked last minute to avoid using a private jet, how could they guarantee getting enough seats etc. We know they flew flybe or easyjet before, Zara's wedding being one occasion. I don't see the issue and don't think they compromised security to make a PR point. This is what they were always going to do, its what they have done before and thus we can assume their security staff are happy with it. It is just poor timing in that it comes amid the furore around the Sussex's, that isn't a reason to try and cast this as the wrong thing to do.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:25 PM
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It is smart PR after Sussexes were blasted for using a private jet the Cambridges dear not use one to get to Balmoral.
Had there been no criticism of the Sussexes the Cambridges would have either taken a private jet or helicopter like they have in the past.
Have they always flown to Aberdeen via helicopter or private jet?
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Old 08-22-2019, 03:14 PM
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The only time I can remember them definitely using a private jet was just after George (I think) was born and they borrowed or were lent the Duke of Westminster's jet.

The other occasions I don't recall us seeing how they arrived
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Old 08-22-2019, 03:32 PM
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The only time I can remember them definitely using a private jet was just after George (I think) was born and they borrowed or were lent the Duke of Westminster's jet.

The other occasions I don't recall us seeing how they arrived
Yes, and there were negative comments about it at the time. Use of private jets, no matter who the royals involved are, always get at least a few comments.
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Old 08-22-2019, 03:48 PM
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There alway will be, so the trick is to be discreet enough people barely notice
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:27 PM
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Interesting they were spotted after all this time. Hope they enjoy their time. Kids look cute.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:06 PM
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Those Cambridge kids always make me laugh. They are adorable indeed.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:18 PM
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Interesting they were spotted after all this time. Hope they enjoy their time. Kids look cute.
It did look like a chance photograph, not even all that clear. Somebody has been lucky with that one. As has been said before everybody with a mobile phone is a photographer these days,

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In the past, the only way we would know the Cambridge’s were up at Balmoral was through the regular pictures we would get of the family heading to church on Sunday and the rare pictures of the family going to a family lunch. I don’t recall seeing pictures of the Cambridge’s being pictured at the airport heading to Balmoral until now.

That doesn't really count for anything, other members of the family have travelled to Balmoral and not been photographed.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:55 PM
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It is smart PR after Sussexes were blasted for using a private jet the Cambridges dear not use one to get to Balmoral.
Had there been no criticism of the Sussexes the Cambridges would have either taken a private jet or helicopter like they have in the past.
Why didn’t they take a train if they are concerned about carbon footprint ?
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Because a train would have taken 7.5hours and cost £100 more (I've just checked).

That is just unnecessary. They took a pretty middle of the road option in taking a scheduled flight that would have been flying anyway.Its better or the environment than getting a private jet, not as good as getting the train but then even the train has some emissions, where does it end? With them walking?
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:22 PM
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Why didn’t they take a train if they are concerned about carbon footprint ?
It is a 12 1/2 hour trip by train with 3-4 changes—Norfolk to Aberdeen. I’d fly too.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:00 PM
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It is going to be interesting now with the travel talk. The next time any of them travel privately are we going to track all carbon foot prints. You can't make such a fuss and not keep it consistent.
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:35 AM
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Because a train would have taken 7.5hours and cost £100 more (I've just checked).

That is just unnecessary. They took a pretty middle of the road option in taking a scheduled flight that would have been flying anyway.Its better or the environment than getting a private jet, not as good as getting the train but then even the train has some emissions, where does it end? With them walking?
Doubt the extra cost was an issue. But yes the much longer time with all the stops. Bad enough with kids, but also security issues.
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:41 AM
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The queen takes scheduled trips by train to Kings Lynn en route to Sandringham without much security risk. Its probably safer to take a scheduled public train than an ordinary flight. Use of the royal train is a major extravagance and is best reserved for special occasions only.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:58 AM
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The queen takes scheduled trips by train to Kings Lynn en route to Sandringham without much security risk. Its probably safer to take a scheduled public train than an ordinary flight. Use of the royal train is a major extravagance and is best reserved for special occasions only.
Yes it would be for one adult travelling from London to Kings Lynn as there aren't any scheduled flights that could transport the Queen from London to Norfolk.

I assume you aren't suggesting that it would be safer for the Cambridges (2 adults & 3 children) to travel to Aberdeen by train are you?
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:32 AM
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Sadly, their privacy was invaded. Since when the Cambridge’s started being photographed heading to Balmoral and the pictures published?
There's been pics taken before of the Cambridges flying to Balmoral this time of year.



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Old 08-23-2019, 08:32 AM
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IMOO it would be wise for if any Royal or person of importance to change their method/type of travel frequently. This way it makes it more difficult for those wanting to do harm. Since the media reports on every little thing and the public wants to know every little thing about the Royals, they need to be extra careful. Just because the Royals travel with protection does not mean that method of travel is safer for them or the public anymore. Unfortunately it is the era we live in.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:51 AM
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It did look like a chance photograph, not even all that clear. Somebody has been lucky with that one. As has been said before everybody with a mobile phone is a photographer these days,

That doesn't really count for anything, other members of the family have travelled to Balmoral and not been photographed.
IMO, it looks staged. Pictures claimed as exclusive & credited to a tabloid that published the photos online & in print very quickly. Heirs in direct line to the throne & no RPO in sight? A nice, but bleary picture of William & his family using a budget airline while his brother & his family are heavily criticized for accepting private transportation & accommodation from a close friend.

The children look cute, as always, it’s a shame their privacy was invaded to make derisive commentary at another family member.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:59 AM
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IMO, it looks staged. Pictures claimed as exclusive & credited to a tabloid that published the photos online & in print very quickly. Heirs in direct line to the throne & no RPO in sight? A nice, but bleary picture of William & his family using a budget airline while his brother & his family are heavily criticized for accepting private transportation & accommodation from a close friend.

The children look cute, as always, it’s a shame their privacy was invaded to make derisive commentary at another family member.
I think this is awfully cynical.

I’m sure the RPOs are there-but really they are rarely seen in photos unless they are wide angle or videos.

They were in a public airport-privacy was not invaded. They were not stalked or harrassed to get a photo.
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