Did William and Kate Fly Budget Plane to Send a Message to Meghan and Harry?

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle seemed chatty during their walk to Christmas Day services.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced extreme criticism for recently flying on private jets.

Are Meghan Markle’s in-laws making a subtle jab at her recent controversy?

Prince William and Kate Middleton were spotted Thursday morning getting off a budget flight to Scotland with their three little ones, George, Charlotte and Louis.

In the footage obtained by DailyMail.com, they look like your typical family as the future king of England holds several bags and the children run excitedly alongside him.

The $90-per-person flight is a stark contrast to the firestorm that erupted after Prince Harry and Meghan took four private jets over 11 days, including a vacation to Elton John's villa in the south of France.  

The duchess’ best friend, Jessica Mulroney, is lashing out at all the attacks on Meghan, writing on Instagram Tuesday, “shame on you, you racist bullies. 3 years of undeserved hate and abuse. It's enough."

Mulroney’s defense comes in the same week John defended the royal couple and explained why he gave them his private jet for the trip to his villa.

“To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry's commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon-neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint,” the singer said in a statement.