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Prince William and Kate Middleton surprised commuters on the Tube. Here are 13 other times royals proved they're just like us on public transportation.

Prince William and Kate Middleton surprised commuters on the Tube. Here are 13 other times royals proved they're just like us on public transportation.
Prince William and Kate Middleton travel on the London Underground's Elizabeth Line in 2023.Jordan Pettitt - WPA Pool/Getty Images
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton took the London Underground to a pub ahead of the coronation.
  • Other royals have also ridden public transportation while carrying out royal duties.

Ahead of Charles' coronation in 2023, Prince William and Kate Middleton rode the Elizabeth line to a London pub.

Ahead of Charles
Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2023.      Jordan Pettitt - WPA Pool/Getty Images

William and Kate took the London Underground's Elizabeth Line to the Dog and Duck pub in Soho to speak to workers about how the business was preparing for King Charles' coronation.

William, Kate, and Prince Harry rode the Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station in 2017.

William, Kate, and Prince Harry rode the Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station in 2017.
Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry in 2017.      Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images

William, Kate, and Harry attended the Charities Forum event to join children from the charities they support onboard the Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station in 2017.

In 2016, William toured a Crossrail train in Derby, England.

In 2016, William toured a Crossrail train in Derby, England.
Prince William in 2016.      Joe Giddens - WPA Pool/Getty Images

He even got to test drive it, as well as meet the manufacturers.

Harry rode a New London Bus in New York City with then-Prime Minister David Cameron in 2013.

Harry rode a New London Bus in New York City with then-Prime Minister David Cameron in 2013.
Prince Harry and David Cameron in 2013.      Richard Drew/AP

Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron arrive by New London Bus for a UK business campaign event in New York City in 2013.

William and Kate rode a 1960s-style bus for a charity event that same year.

William and Kate rode a 1960s-style bus for a charity event that same year.
Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2013.      Carl Court - Pool/Getty Images

Kate rode with actress Barbara Windsor on a 1960s Routemaster bus as they met staff and volunteers from The Royal British Legion London Poppy Day Appeal.

Then-Prince Charles toured facilities that build London Underground trains in 2012.

Then-Prince Charles toured facilities that build London Underground trains in 2012.
Charles in 2012.      Arthur Edwards - WPA Rota /Getty Images

Charles also met employees working on London Underground trains.

He and Camilla have taken the train together.

He and Camilla have taken the train together.
Charles and Camilla in 2013.      Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Camilla and Charles traveled on a Metropolitan underground train from Farringdon to King's Cross as to mark 150 years of the London Underground in 2013.

They've been seatmates on the bus, too.

They
Charles and Camilla in 2013.      Peter Morrisn/AP

Charles and Camilla visited the family-owned Wrightbus company in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in 2013.

Queen Elizabeth was also known to hop on a bus from time to time.

Queen Elizabeth was also known to hop on a bus from time to time.
Queen Elizabeth in 2013.      Andrew Winning - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth traveled on a Cambridgeshire Guided Bus to visit the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge in 2013.

She took the train to Sandringham for Christmas every year.

She took the train to Sandringham for Christmas every year.
Queen Elizabeth at Kings Lynn Station.      KGC-178/STAR MAX/IPx 2017/AP

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip took a train to Sandringham from Kings Lynn train station to begin their Christmas holiday.

She always remembered to mind the gap.

She always remembered to mind the gap.
Queen Elizabeth in 2009.      Stefan Rousseau/Pool/Reuters

Queen Elizabeth boarded a train at King's Cross Station in London in 2009.

Queen Elizabeth boarded a high-speed Eurostar train in 1994.

Queen Elizabeth boarded a high-speed Eurostar train in 1994.
Queen Elizabeth in 1994.      Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Queen Elizabeth took the train at Waterloo International Station.

She visited the London Underground to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2013.

She visited the London Underground to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2013.
Queen Elizabeth in 2013.      Chris Radburn - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth made an official visit to Baker Street Underground Station to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground in 2013.

She visited the London Underground back in 1977, as well.

She visited the London Underground back in 1977, as well.
Queen Elizabeth in 1977.      Maurice Hibberd/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth passed though the Tube's gates at Heathrow Central in London.




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