The Duke of Sussex flew to and from Japan for the Rugby World Cup final on a commercial plane, it emerged today.
Prince Harry was spotted by passengers when he flew to Japan on Friday, leaving his wife Meghan and their five-month-old son Archie back home in Windsor, Berkshire.
The 35-year-old royal then flew in premium economy on a Nippon Airways flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to London Heathrow on Sunday after the match.
The commercial flights follow the row in August over the Duke and Duchess making four private jet trips in 11 days despite campaigning on environmental issues.
Since then Prince Harry has also flown commercial for his South Africa tour, the wedding of Meghan’s friend Misha Nonoo in Rome and a travel initiative launch in Amsterdam.
Irish drag queen Victoria Secret posted a picture on Instagram of the Duke smiling on the plane out to Japan on Friday, captioning it: ‘Prince Harry, oh my gosh.’
She tweeted: ‘Sitting across from Prince Harry on our flight to Tokyo… and I can confirm he is a beaut. Nearly fell off my seat when he came on board.
‘100 per cent telling the truth. Shook. There’s also a tonne of rugby beauts on board. Every flight after this is going to disappoint me.’
Another witness told MailOnline they were on board the return flight leaving Japan on Sunday at about 11am, and that Harry was sat in premium economy.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment to MailOnline today about the two flights.
Prince Harry joined Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino in the stands for the final on Saturday at Yokohama Stadium, which saw England lose 32-12 to South Africa.
The Duke praised the England team for an ‘outstanding job’ and urged them to hold their heads high after their dreams of victory ended in disappointment.
‘Tonight was not England’s night,’ the duke said, in a message posted on the Sussex Royal Instagram account.
‘But the whole nation is incredibly proud of what @EnglandRugby have achieved over the past few months,’ he added.
‘Hold your heads high boys, you did an outstanding job and we couldn’t have asked more from you.’
Prince Harry also congratulated the Springboks on their win, saying he could not think of a nation ‘that deserves it more’.