Princess Beatrice travels with budget airline and carries her own luggage on flight to Cannes

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice attended the event in Cannes

Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 18/06/2024

- 16:36

Updated: 18/06/2024

- 16:55

The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson flew to the 2024 Cannes Lions Festival on an EasyJet flight

Princess Beatrice was spotted carrying her own luggage and boarding a flight with budget airline EasyJet ahead of attending an A-list event in France.

The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson proved that she does not need the glitz and the glamour of royal life as she jetted off to the 2024 Cannes Lions Festival.

She was pictured wearing a long black trench coat and trainers as she walked up the EasyJet stairs.

An eyewitness told Page Six that the royal flew from London Luton airport to the south of France for her appearance at the event.

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Princess Beatrice joined the panel at the event


This is not the first time that Beatrice has been spotted travelling on the cheap, according to Hello, in 2022 she boarded a Wizz Air flight to Malaga.

The granddaughter of the late Queen attended the event to participate in the "Emotional Intelligence in the AI Age" panel at Journal House, the outlet reported.

Whilst at the event the young royal opened up about some of her own struggles and overcoming dyslexia.


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Beatrice spoke about overcoming her dyslexia at the event


She explained: "Technology in general, it really gave me a space to really be myself… You know, I got dyslexia, [so] I always was fascinated by how things worked, that was the way that my brain worked. I was a very visual learner."

She added: "It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, what you’re doing. If you can deliver… that for me is the most exciting thing about the technology sector."

This comes after the princess was absent from the Trooping the Colour festivities last weekend.

Beatrice has been tipped to have a more important role as the monarchy grapples with a shortage of working royals but she did not appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

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The princess participated in the “Emotional Intelligence in the AI Age” panel at Journal House


Instead, the princess attended the Brilliant Mind conference in Sweden.

Beatrice was invited to the two-day event which is said to "champion the scientists, explorers, artists, thinkers, and innovators who dare to ask the big questions".

Celebrities such as Ellie Goulding, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon also took to the stage during the event.

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi shared pictures of Beatrice at the event on his Instagram story along with the caption: "My brilliant wife".

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Princess Beatrice was not invited to Trooping the Colour this year


Beatrice and her sister Princess Eugenie frequently featured at Trooping the Colour until 2019.

Their father Prince Andrew stepped down as a working member of the Royal Family in November 2019.

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II decided to only allow working royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Platinum Jubilee.

Before 2020, Beatrice and Eugenie would appear beside extended Royal Family members at the Queen's Birthday Parade.

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