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Richard Branson's daughter flies Virgin economy with three children despite billionaire father owning airline

Holly Branson recently posted a picture showing her inside a Virgin Atlantic flight with her 4-year-old twins Etta and Artie, and 8-month-old daughter Lola
Richard Branson and Holly Branson (Getty Images)
Richard Branson and Holly Branson (Getty Images)

Billionaire British business tycoon and investor Richard Branson's 37-year-old daughter Holly Branson received compliments on social media for being a "down to earth" person after she traveled like a "normal" person in economy class with her three children. The news came to light when Holly shared a picture of herself from inside the flight on Thursday, August 23.

The picture, posted on Instagram, showed her inside a flight with her four-year-old twins Etta and Artie, and eight-month-old daughter Lola. Many viewers were pleasantly surprised by the image as they noted that the billionaire's daughter, rather than taking a private plane or flying business class had chosen her father's Virgin Atlantic's economy cabin for the 7-hour flight from Antigua to London.

Holly is also part of Virgin's Leadership Team and chair of Virgin Unite.

The image comes at a time when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent trips on private jets have come under public scrutiny.

The royal couple has been criticized for misusing taxpayers' money as they took four private planes in just 11 days, according to the Daily Mail.

The issue was brought to the forefront again on Thursday when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Williams and Kate Middleton, were seen boarding a budget FlyBe flight with their three children. 


The picture posted by Holly on her Instagram shows Etta and Artie spread across two seats as they sleep under blankets while Lola is seen sleeping in her mother's arms.

She posted the caption with: "Just the most amazing feeling to have all three asleep on a night flight! So sad that our holiday has come to an end but so many memories formed."

"I am impressed you are on economy flight more impressed you are traveling with three kids," one Instagram user wrote in the comments section.

One more of them wrote: "You are sooo down to earth! Amazing women! Congratulations!" While another said: "What a women good for u. How down to earth." A third joked: "Update your virgin frequent flyer status!"