British Airways is adding some extra sparkle to their customers’ journeys ahead of Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding to Meghan Markle.
To celebrate the Royal Wedding, BA93 on May 19 to Toronto – the city where their relationship took off – will be operated by an all-star crew of only Megan/Meghan and Harry’s.
The 10-strong cabin crew, made up of two Harry’s, seven Megan’s and one Meghan, will operate the flight that departs London Heathrow at 1.10pm, an hour after the couple says ‘I Do’ at Windsor Castle, just seven miles from the airport. Senior First Officer, Harry Blake, will be behind the controls of the flight deck, alongside the Captain.
To celebrate the Royal couple, any customer departing from Terminal 5 on the big day, who is called Harry, Meghan or Megan and their travel companions, will be invited to use the airline’s First lounge, accessed through the exclusive First Wing.
The celebrations won’t stop there as individual lemon and elderflower Victoria sponges; the same flavour as Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake will be given out to customers departing from Heathrow on May 19.
Extra champagne has also been loaded on to the Toronto celebration flight and the ‘Royal Crew’ will give every customer on board a personal bottle of Castelnau Blanc du Blanc to enjoy alongside their individual celebratory wedding cake.
Not just that, the British Airways Customer Service Manager on this flight will be another Megan. Megan Horsley, BA’s Customer Service Manager, who will lead the namesake crew, said: “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 May, customers on long-haul flights will be able to watch episodes of the Toronto-shot TV series Suits, enjoy documentaries and podcasts about how Harry and Megan met and the history of Windsor Castle. Travellers who miss the event on television will be able to catch up on board, as the wedding highlights will be available on long-haul flights the following day.