No royal treatment: Dutch King reveals secret life as airline co-pilot
2017-05-18 15:16:00

Frequent passengers aboard planes operated by Dutch airlines KLM might have just discovered that they could have been served by the King of the Netherlands during their journeys in the past years.

King Willem-Alexander has recently revealed to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he has been flying twice a month as a co-pilot of the airlines for the past 21 years.

The 50-year-old monarch is a qualified pilot who had flown KLM passenger flights before acceding to the throne in 2013, and has been flying Fokker 70 aircraft for KLM’s Cityhopper service -- aimed at business travelers heading to European destinations, such as the UK, Germany and Norway.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram