However, his displeased expression vanished soon enough.
He had to uphold his image as the honorable Prince William in public because it would be bad for the people to notice otherwise.
Most importantly, he wanted to marry Alice, so he could not allow himself to leave an unfavorable impression on her.
Nevertheless, she noticed the flash of grimness in his expression, and it gave her an even worse impression of him.
Still, Alice did not show it. She merely felt the sadness in her heart and thought about how this was the man that she would have to marry.
In truth, Prince William was an outstanding man, but she did not have any feelings for him.
Many people in the airport were envious of her because of Prince William’s grand welcoming gesture, the women especially.
A few luxury cars were parked by the side of the road after they walked out of the airport in an elegant manner, a display of Prince William’s nobility.
Prince William’s expression was filled with pride. He enjoyed being the center of attention very much. It was as if he was the most honorable prince in the world.
He let out two forced coughs and said proudly, “My beautiful Alice, please get into the car.”
In turn, Alice did not like his lofty mannerisms at all. She had a portion of Rheasian blood coursing through her veins, so she did not enjoy being a show-off the way they did in Yingland.
Just as she nodded and was about to get into the car with Prince William, all of a sudden, she saw a familiar silhouette.
It was Astor, the Rheasian who chatted with her for a long time.
Morten stretched out his hand to hail a taxi as he stood by the side of the road, but he failed even after several attempts. I was as though no one wanted to give him a ride.
An idea came into Alice’s mind. She took it upon herself to walk toward Paul.
Prince William was waiting to see Alice’s excitement with a wide smile on his face, but he did not expect that she would ignore him in this manner and walked to an average-looking Rheasian.
“Astor, where are you going? Would you like a ride?” Alice asked with a smile after she made her way to Paul. Her tone was tainted with anticipation.
Morten was stunned for a moment. It was apparent that he did not expect to see Alice there.
Soon, he saw Prince William following behind and he could tell at one glance that the relationship between Prince William and Alice was not as simple as it seemed. Thus, he shook his head and said, “No need for that. I’ll get a taxi.”
Meanwhile, Prince William walked over and stared at Morten closely. He was eyeing Morten as if he was a rival for Alice’s affections.
However, he cracked a friendly smile and said to Alice, “My dear Alice, could you tell me who this Rheasian is?”
Alice said, “He’s Morten Larson and he’s from Rheasia. He’s a friend of mine.”
Prince William acknowledged this briefly and then cast his gaze upon Paul. He discovered that Morten was dressed in plain clothes and seemed entirely too common.
All in all, Morten was the embodiment of mediocrity, and men like him could be found anywhere.
Moreover, Prince William did not have a favorable impression of Rheasia. A look of contempt flashed past his eyes for a moment while he cracked a smile. “Rheasian? Alice, since when have you befriended a Rheasian?”
Alice did not enjoy being queried by Prince William. However, she was a woman of culture, so rather than show her displeasure, she said, “Prince William, do I need your permission to befriend someone?”