These pictures show the inside of an exclusive £1,600-an-hour VIP suite where Prince Harry stayed at Heathrow before flying back to California after visiting King Charles.
The Duke of Sussex flew 5,000 miles to be at his father’s side following his cancer diagnosis, and the couple had a brief 45-minute reunion at Clarence House.
The Windsor Suite is Heathrow’s most exclusive lounge and is regularly used by other members of the Royal Family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales.
It has also been used by high-profile figures, including the Pope and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Guests are greeted by uniformed doormen before being escorted to one of eight private lounges, where they are attended to by a private butler, part of a 96-person team.
The Windsor Suite is the most exclusive lounge at Heathrow and is regularly used by other members of the Royal Family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Prince Harry was greeted by a doorman at Heathrow’s Windsor Lounge yesterday.
Photos of the private rooms show large sofas, polished floors and walls decorated with works of art.
They can then navigate from a food menu. from the Michelin star chef Jason Atherton, and enjoy using it. from a personal shopper in the main Terminal 5 building.
Photos of the private rooms show large sofas, polished floors and walls decorated with artwork, including an Andy Warhol-inspired portrait of the Queen.
Given the high profile of their guests, there is a lot of emphasis on privacy and security, with bomb-proof glass and nets to hide from the paparazzi.
And forget about queuing through security – all checks are carried out in the suite itself, before guests are taken directly to their plane.
The duke, 39, arrived at Heathrow shortly before 2pm and returned to Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.
Meghan, Archie and Lilibet stayed home.
Harry and Charles had a “brief meeting” before the King and Camilla were driven to Buckingham Palace, where a helicopter was waiting to take them back to Sandringham.
Notably absent from the meeting was his brother, Prince William, with no signs that tensions between the two have eased since Harry and Meghan decided to step away from their main royal duties in 2020.
‘William has shown today that he has disowned Harry, doesn’t want to meet him and probably doesn’t even like him anymore. Harry is just not part of his life,” royal expert Jennie Bond told DailyMail.com.
A portrait of the Queen inspired by Andy Warhol that appears in the living room
Guests can then explore a food menu from Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton.
Some of the delicious meals offered to high paying guests
“That rift is so deep now, and this has been shown by the fact that Harry is here and they haven’t met, so deep that I really wonder if it can ever be repaired.”
Expert Richard Fitzwilliams suggested that the fact that Prince Harry made the trip shows hope for reconciliation.
He told MailOnline: ‘The whole situation has changed with cancer. The fact that the King has been diagnosed with something that millions know is life-threatening has changed the entire relationship between the Royal Family and the Sussexes.
‘The only way a family can fight cancer is by coming together.
‘Much has been made of the length of Harry’s visit and how quickly he left, but that’s not the point. The fact is that Harry came and Charles shared the diagnosis with him. What he wanted was to express his support, it is a completely new situation.
The meeting between Harry and Charles was their first formal in-person meeting since the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September 2022. The prince attended Charles’ coronation at Westminster Abbey in May last year, but did not attend. saw interacting with the newly crowned King and Queen.
Buckingham Palace announced Monday that the king was receiving treatment for an unspecified cancer.
Doctors discovered the cancer while treating the monarch for an enlarged prostate just over a week earlier, according to the Palace.
He returned to his Sandringham estate to recover after treatment and arrived in the royal helicopter at around 4.20pm.
Harry is believed to have stayed in a luxury hotel while in the UK, having technically become homeless since his eviction from Frogmore Cottage last year.
After reuniting with his son, King Charles left Clarence House with Queen Camilla yesterday