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TORONTO – Who of us wouldn’t want to be served a hot towel on a flight by a dashing Prince Harry? Or be given the choice between ‘chicken’ or ‘pasta’ by soon-to-be-princess Meghan Markle?
The chances of them actually servicing a flight are slim to none, but British Airways is offering the next best thing: a 10-strong cabin crew made up entirely of people named Meghan and Harry. In total, there will be two Harry’s, seven Megan’s, and one Meghan.
Commemorative flight BA93 will fly to Toronto – the city where the couple’s relationship took off – on May 19, the day of the Royal Wedding. The flight will depart Heathrow at 1:10 p.m. an hour after Harry and Meghan say ‘I do’ at Windsor Castle, just seven miles from the airport.
In addition, British Airways is inviting any customer named Harry, Meghan or Megan departing from Terminal 5 on May 19 to use the airline’s First lounge, accessed through the exclusive First Wing.
Plus, individual lemon and elderflower Victoria sponges, the same flavour as Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake, will be given out tomorrow to customers departing from Heathrow. Passengers onboard the flight to Toronto will also be treated to a personal bottle of Castelnau Blanc du Blanc to enjoy alongside their individual wedding cake.
“We are so thrilled for Prince Harry and Meghan so we wanted to bring some added sparkle and make our customers’ journeys fit for a Prince or Princess to celebrate this incredibly special day,” said Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience.
Megan Horsely, British Airways Customer Service Manager who will lead the namesake crew, added: “Harry and Meghan’s relationship started across the Atlantic so it seemed fitting for all of us to take off to Toronto on their special day. I’ve flown with another Megan once or twice before, but never seven so we might have to all call each other by our surnames during this very special flight!”
Throughout the month of May, customers on long-haul flights will be able to watch episodes of the Toronto-shot TV series ‘Suits’, which starred Markle, as well as documentaries and podcasts about how the couple met. Travellers who miss the Royal Wedding on television will be able to catch up onboard, as wedding highlights will be available on long-haul flights the following day.