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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 July 2018

British Airways royal wedding flight: Crew members all named Harry and Meghan

The flight will depart from London to Toronto and be staffed by British Airways members with the same name as the royal couple 

A British Airways flight will be serviced by cabin crew members and a pilot who have the same name as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. AFP photo 
A British Airways flight will be serviced by cabin crew members and a pilot who have the same name as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. AFP photo 

A British Airways flight will celebrate Britain's royal wedding on Saturday by flying to Canada with crew who are all named Harry or Meghan.

Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and the sixth-in-line to the British throne, and Meghan Markle, 36, will marry on Saturday at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, in a ceremony set to attract huge attention around the world.

The staff members working the flight for British Airways. Courtesy British Airways 
The staff members working the flight for British Airways. Courtesy British Airways 

British Airways said the flight from London Heathrow to Toronto, the city where Markle used to live and where the pair made their first public appearance together, will be staffed by two Harrys, seven Megans and one Meghan, and flown by Senior First Officer Harry Blake.

BA customer Service Manager Megan Horsley will lead the on-board crew and said the specially-staffed flight was a fitting homage but admitted it would have its drawbacks.

"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," she said.

Companies like BA are seeking a slice of the action as wedding fever builds ahead of the big day, when thousands of royal fans are expected to descend on Windsor.

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BA also said any passengers named Harry, Meghan or Megan flying on Saturday will be allowed to use its first-class lounge and all customers on the day will be given lemon and elderflower Victoria sponges, the same flavour as the royal couple's wedding cake.

Wedding highlights will also be available to watch on flights from the day after, BA said, as well as Suits, the TV series where Markle made her name, and documentaries on the couple and Windsor Castle.