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Prince Harry ‘booked out entire first class train carriage’ after eco-conference
Prince Harry booked out an entire first class carriage on his way home from an eco-conference in Scotland, reports say.
The Duke of Sussex and his bodyguards reportedly had the entire carriage to themselves on the way home from Edinburgh to London.
No other passengers were allowed to use the carriage on the LNER service to King's Cross Station on Wednesday night, according to the Mail Online.
He was on his way home from his eco-conference where he had asked attendees to drop his royal title, urging them to just call him 'Harry.'
Only the Queen conventionally travels exclusively first-class on the rail.
She typically has a small first class carriage to herself to and from her estate in Sandringham, Norfolk.
Whereas Prince William and Kate Middleton earlier this month travelled to and from the new Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre near Loughborough, Leicestershire, alongside ordinary commuters.
Prince Harry had been speaking at the Travalyst event at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on sustainable tourism.
The Duke founded the Travalyst coalition, which is working to help tourists find more eco-friendly ways to travel.
The conference this week focused on getting travel industry feedback on new sustainability ideas, such as creating an online scoring system to show the green status of aviation, accommodation and holiday experiences.
The Duke's train trip comes after the Sussexes were criticised for their private jet travel last year.
Buckingham Palace has been approached for comment on Harry's travel arrangements.
He and wife Meghan Markle are beginning a new life split between Canada in the UK following their shock announcement the planned to step back from royal life.
The move has left questions over the pair's security arrangements, as they still require protection in their new lifestyle.
Today Canada confirmed police protection for the family, including baby Archie, would end within weeks.
The Royal Mounted Canadian Police would end its protection services once the couple's transition out of royal life is complete, leaving the question of how to protect the pair to the UK, and to the Sussexes themselves.
Sources warned the Mirror earlier this week the family's security bill could mount to more than £20 million a year and lead to a headache for Met Police resources as the couple jet-set around the world in their new, independent lifestyle.
It is not yet clear who will foot the bill for the couple, who have declared their wish to become financially independent, and are expected to be set to make millions in commercial deals and speaking engagements in their new life outside the royal family.