We are talking about why the monarchs of Britain do not fly in the same plane, from which the shells in the jet of the Sultan of Brunei are made, and what is more about ketchup.
Royal family, UK
Prince William and Kate Middleton have made several world tours in recent years: they paid official visits to New Zealand, Australia, India, Bhutan and Canada. On all travels, the royal family is accompanied by a doctor of the British Navy and a small retinue of 10-20 people. Two monarchs, for example, Prince Charles and the Queen or Prince Charles and Prince William, cannot fly in the same plane at the same time. This is to make the crown more secure. Prince William can only be on the same plane with Prince George until he turns 12. On the eve of the trip, Buckingham Palace contacts the chefs in the countries where the monarch is going, and negotiates the menu. One of the prerequisites: the dishes should have a minimum of seasonings so that the breath of the monarchs remains fresh. By the way, British monarchs do not eat seafood on trips – they are the easiest to get poisoned with.
Donald Trump, USA
Each country has “Board number one”, which transports the first persons of the state. In the US, this is the Boeing VC-25A. On Board Number One, there is the president’s office and guest reception, and the presidential suite is at the very bow of the ship. The presidential liner can comfortably accommodate over 100 people. Rumor has it that a bottle of ketchup is always kept on the plane of the current American leader so that he can serve his favorite dish to the president anywhere – steak with ketchup. The President of America is always accompanied by an impressive number of bodyguards (sometimes they occupy an entire hotel at the destination), and he moves only in an armored car.
Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdurrahman Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia
The King of Saudi Arabia loves to travel on a grand scale: in March of this year, he toured Asia, in which he was accompanied by 1,500 of his entourage. The king traveled in 36 planes with 459 tons of luggage, two Mercedes S600 limousines and two gold-plated escalators, which were used as aircraft ladders. More than 100 bodyguards were responsible for the safety of the king. The monarch is accustomed to luxury – in any hotel expensive Arab carpets are spread for him, which are carried for him all over the world.
Pope Francis, Vatican
The Pope always travels accompanied by officials from the Vatican and his own press office. On any trip, Pope Francis takes with him a small bag, in which he carries a liturgical book with texts of prayers (breviary), a notebook with the schedule of upcoming meetings, a reading book and a razor. Despite the fact that the Pope is the head of the Catholic Church, he travels modestly – he only leases a regular passenger liner for a while from the airline Alitalia.
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
The first person of Brunei is one of the richest people on the planet. Hassanal Bolkiah pilots his plane on his own, traveling in his personal Boeing 747-400. The finishing of the liner cost the Sultan $ 120 million. The living room, bedroom and bathroom of the aircraft are decorated with precious metals and crystals, and the sinks are completely made of solid gold. Bolkiah carries at least 400 retinue with him.
Mohammed VI, King of Morocco
The king of Morocco travels around the country in a Mercedes, accompanied by a cortege of guards, and for foreign trips he uses his personal Boeing 747 with a cinema and billiards on board. All year round, in 12 royal palaces across the country, everything is ready for the arrival of the owner, and regardless of the weather, they maintain a temperature of 17 degrees. The monarch owns an impressive collection of cars, including Aston Martin, Maybach, Rolls-Royce and Ferrari, which he likes to use for their intended purpose and travels in them near his residences.