Revealed: Prince Harry flew to the UK for the coronation this morning on an American Airlines commercial flight, amid stunned passengers
Prince Harry flew to the UK for the coronation this morning on an American Airlines commercial flight amid stunned passengers, MailOnline can reveal.
Harry flew from Los Angeles on American Airlines flight AA136, which landed at London Heathrow at 11:23 a.m. Friday.
The Duke of Sussex has already landed in the UK for his 24-hour visit for the coronation of King Charles III, leaving his wife and two children at home.
Harry is planning to fly back to California tomorrow afternoon after the historic ceremony ends so he can come back to see Archie on his fourth birthday.
Tonight, Harry is expected to spend one last night at Frogmore Cottage, after his father decided to evict him and his American wife just days after the release of his memoir Spare.
The Duke of Sussex will see his father, King Charles III, crowned at Westminster Abbey. But it is speculated that he will have no formal role in the service and may even be a few ranks away from his brother William and other working royals.
Harry (right) flies straight back to his home in LA after the ceremony for his wife Meghan and their two children
Harry flew from Los Angeles on American Airlines flight AA136, which landed at London Heathrow at 11:23 a.m. Friday (File image)
King Charles III leaves Westminster Abbey in London as the heavens opened this afternoon
Royal commentators have considered whether he should fit in the processions to the abbey. They have also suggested that he could face “uniform humiliation” as he may not be allowed to wear his military attire.
It’s understood the Duke will only be in the UK for about 24 hours so he can head home for his son Archie’s fourth birthday, the same day as the coronation.
Of Harry’s brief visit, a source told The Sun: ‘Harry will be in and out of the UK in 24 hours. He just does the coronation service and then leaves.’
When asked in an interview in January if he would attend the coronation if invited, Harry said ‘the door is always open’.
Last month, it was then reported that the Duke would be coming alone to the coronation, leaving Meghan at home with their children Archie and Lilibet.
Buckingham Palace has since said it is “delighted to confirm” that the Duke of Sussex will be at Westminster Abbey on Saturday. There had been uncertainty in the palace about the presence of the Sussexes.
Prince William is expected to be allowed to wear military clothing, but his brother is not
Royal officials were said to be unable to sign seating, transport and security arrangements as the Duke’s confirmation came after the official RSVP date.
The coronation organizers admitted they were stressed about Harry’s plans, saying it was like “trying to communicate with Mars.”
Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, royal insiders said they are still seeking confirmation of “when he’s coming, when he’s going back and whether he’s happy with his sitting position at the abbey.”
Recently Gayle King, Harry and Meghan’s famous boyfriend, stated that they are in a ‘really good place’ and have made the ‘best’ decision for Meghan to stay in the US while Harry attends the coronation in London.
Ms King has said it is ‘right’ for Harry to fly to the UK on May 6 and miss Archie’s fourth birthday, as he will support his father at Westminster Abbey on the most important day of his life.
It came as Meghan signed a mega cash deal with a talent agency representing Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, LeBron James and Serena Williams that will net her tens of millions of dollars and herald the beginning of her very public comeback.