Prince William Flies Economy for Love’s Sake

Never let it be said that Prince William isn’t a gentleman.

The Daily Mail reports that the scarred royal pulled the plug on a luxurious Easter skiing trip with his buddies—so he could spend the holiday with the family of his girlfriend, Kate Middleton. And he even downgraded his plane ticket to do it.

It seems that William, 26, originally planned to hit the slopes with his pals in Klosters, in Switzerland, but opted instead to join Kate and her parents on their annual skiing trip to Meribel in France. What’s more, he apparently gave his free first-class upgrades to girlfriend Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael, and spent the flight with his sweetie in economy.

“Wills had lined up a trip to Klosters with his mates but he decided at the last minute to go to the Three Valleys with Kate and her parents,” a source reports. “It was a big step to be invited into the family fold and shows how serious he and Kate have become.”

Well played, young William, well played. No matter what seat you’re sitting in, you’re first class all the way.