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Kate Middleton Just Stunned Her Fellow Passengers by Flying Coach

October 13, 2016, 7:40 PM UTC
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge  will visited the Mauritshuis  The visit was planned to coincide with the exhibition  At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his contemporaries from the Royal Collection,
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 11: Mauritshuis Director Emilie Gordenker and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as the Duchess visits the Mauritshuis Gallery during a solo visit to the Hague on October 11, 2016 in the Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
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We already know Kate Middleton is one of the best-dressed travelers around, stepping down jet stairs chic, yet practical outfits paired with versatile (and comfy!) travel shoes. This week, on her first solo trip as a royal, the duchess stunned in another way: surprising passengers aboard a commercial flight headed for London.

After her one-day trip to Holland, the princess boarded a British Airways flight in Rotterdam for her return trip to London. Passengers snapped photos as she took her seat in the front of the plane wearing a light blue Catherine Walker suit that had almost a vintage flight attendant feel—perhaps she was channeling her mother, Carole Middleton, who formerly worked for the airline. Once the short flight was over she was escorted off the plane where a private car was waiting on the tarmac.

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The one-day trip to the Netherlands included a visit to the Mauritshuis museum in Hague, where she visited students in the gallery’s learning program (reminder: Middleton was art history major in college). The duchess also greeted fans and attended a reception at the museum, as well as met with the Dutch monarch King Willem-Alexander at the British Ambassador’s Residence.

This post previously appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.