Monday, August 29, 2011
Helen and Irene go by third class
Former Queen Helen of Romania and her sister, Princess Irene of Greece, left London today by train -- and traveled third class -- to Scotland, reports the New York Times.
Both sisters wore "valuable pearls," settled into a small compartment for the "380 mile journey to Gullane, Scotland.
"Why shouldn't I travel third class? It is very comfortable," Helen said, after a reporter said to her that "she was establishing a precedent as the first high royal passenger to ride third class in an ordinary train in England? "We didn't want any one to know we were traveling."