“Environmental champion” Prince Harry landed in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife Meghan aboard a gas-guzzling private jet to begin a three-day visit linked to next year’s Invictus Games.
Exclusive photos from DailyMail.com show the couple’s plane landing in the Crystal City just after 12 pm Pacific time after a two-hour flight from Santa Barbara, the closest airport to their home in Montecito .
The plane remained in Vancouver for 39 minutes before taking off again for Victoria, where it landed at 12:47 p.m. The jump to Vancouver Island took 15 minutes and covered a distance of just 34 nautical miles.
Meghan, 42, and Harry, 39, stayed at a mansion called Mille Fleurs on Vancouver Island in the city of North Saanich immediately after Megxit in January 2020 before moving to California when the pandemic hit of Covid-19.
Their current visit, which includes two days meeting competitors at the Whistler ski resort and another engagement in Vancouver on Friday, comes after the couple became embroiled in a series of controversies.
Meghan and Harry stayed at a mansion called Mille Fleurs on Vancouver Island in the city of North Saanich immediately after Megxit in January 2020.
The plane remained in Vancouver for 39 minutes before taking off again towards Victoria, where it landed at 12:47 p.m.
The jump to Vancouver Island took 15 minutes and covered a distance of just 34 nautical miles.
His current visit includes two days meeting competitors at the Whistler ski resort and another engagement in Vancouver on Friday.
The first was about his new website Sussex.com and another about Harry’s flying visit to London last week to see King Charles following his cancer diagnosis.
Once there, he was taken to Clarence House for a meeting with his cancer-stricken father that lasted just 30 minutes and did not include his stepmother, Queen Camilla.
The 39-year-old then spent the night in a hotel before catching a Delta flight back to Los Angeles, less than 24 hours after his arrival.
Last week it was claimed that Prince Harry “would have gladly agreed” to a meeting with his brother, William, but opted to stay at his hotel.
William, 41, is believed to remain focused on caring for his wife, Kate, who is recovering from her abdominal surgery and will be taking an extended leave from public duties until after Easter.
Harry then appeared next in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, where he was a presenter at the NFL Honors Awards, a televised gala held at Sin City’s grand Resorts World hotel.
Presenting the Walter Payton Man of the Year award to Cameron Heyward of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he made a joke about rugby, telling the crowd: “I really love how they stole rugby from us and made it their own.”
‘Instead of passing it backwards, simply pass it forwards. Why not use protections and helmets? Of course.
“Having an offense and a defense, that makes sense.” Why not take a breath every 15 seconds? And you know what? Instead of a 10-month season, let’s make it 18 weeks. Genius.’
King Charles and Queen Camilla wave as they leave a service at St Mary Magdalene Church on Sandringham Estate on February 11, 2024.
The Duchess of Sussex is seen crying alongside Prince Harry as the two stood behind King Charles and Queen Camilla at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
The couple replaced their Archewell website with a site called Sussex.com that includes their biographies and lists their recent activities.
The Duchess of Sussex’s coat of arms appears on new Sussex.com website
Despite his cheerful demeanor on stage, Harry was later photographed looking sad in the hotel’s underground parking lot and did not stick around to watch the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
The couple’s relaunched website appeared on Monday with Harry’s 358-word biography emphasizing his environmental credentials, despite his penchant for using private jets.
Meghan’s longer biography highlighted her credentials as a philanthropist, but made only one mention of her acting past and none of the royal family.
Critics said the website is an attempt to monetize the couple’s royal connections, leading to a new round of calls for their titles to be removed, including from Meghan’s biographer Tom Bower.
Prince Harry ‘would have gladly agreed’ to a meeting with the heir to the throne and his brother William, but opted to stay at his hotel when he rushed back to the UK.
William is believed to remain focused on caring for his wife Kate, who is recovering from her abdominal surgery.
One of them said: “They are going to have real problems using Sussex.” It’s a real title and if there’s any hint of commercialism about it, it will be shut down. It’s just amazing that they can’t see how clumsy he is.
Meanwhile, The Daily Mirror reported that the couple did not consult palace officials before launching the new site.
The Sun newspaper also said Harry faced accusations that the crest used was outdated after becoming the monarch’s son last year.
The crown of the shield features five points for the grandson, when it should use three for the son.
The revamped Sussex.com also made a big deal of Harry’s Invictus Games initiative, which returns next year with a snow sports edition in Whistler.
The Sussexes’ three-day trip aims to promote the Winter Games as they meet competitors from the US, Canada, France, Ukraine and Nigeria, among others, at a training camp at the resort.
King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as part of Trooping the Colour, June 17, 2023
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in September 2023. The photo now appears on the home page of sussex.com
Their “About” page says: “The office of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is shaping the future through business and philanthropy.”
Their ‘About’ page reads: ‘The Office of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is shaping the future through business and philanthropy.
‘This includes: The Archewell Foundation, Archewell Productions, sponsorships, companies and organizations that receive support from the couple, individually and/or together.’
Since officially leaving the Royal Family and moving to California in 2020, the Duke and Duchess have pursued several different avenues to generate income.
This includes Prince Harry’s explosive memoir, Spare, which he created as part of a $20 million deal with Penguin Books.
The couple also partnered with Netflix to produce the documentary series called Harry And Meghan, and the streaming giant reportedly paid the couple $100 million for the six-episode series.