Prince Harry leaves a thank-you gift for the air steward after taking to the skies – a copy of his tell-all memoir Spare
The Duke of Sussex left a thoughtful gift for a flight attendant on a flight to the US – a copy of his tell-all memoir, Spare.
Tiktoker and flight attendant Holden Pattern shared a photo of a beaming Prince Harry on an American Airlines plane on Friday and revealed he had received a free copy of the Duke’s book, which was published in January .
Prince Harry had made a whirlwind visit to the UK to give evidence in the Mirror phone hacking trial, where he was cross-examined after becoming the first royal to speak since the 1890s.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, did not make time during the visit to see his family, who were less than half a mile from where he was staying, and it is unlikely that he sees them at the King’s upcoming birthday celebrations, to which it is believed he was not invited.
Mr Pattern, a pilot and travel influencer, said he had just “discovered this [the book] in my luggage that a passenger gave me”, and referred to Prince Harry as a “passenger prince”.
Prince Harry, 38, poses for a photo with Tiktoker and flight attendant Holden Pattern, which was shared online on Friday
The cabin crew member revealed he found a copy of the Duke’s memoir, Spare, which was published in January, in his luggage.
In the photo of the Duke with the cabin crew member, Prince Harry is dressed in a simple black t-shirt and jeans, a far cry from his neatly tailored suits for his court appearances.
Prince Harry arrived in the UK on Sunday after spending his daughter Lilibet’s birthday with her, earning him a reprimand from the judge for not being present on the first day of his testimony against the Mirror Newspaper Group.
He came to the UK to give evidence for two days in his trial against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) over allegations that its journalists used hacking, ‘blagging’ and other unlawful means of deception to write 140 articles published between 1996 and 2010.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, outside the High Court where he gave evidence in a phone hacking trial this week
Harry was staying just 700 yards from his brother William this week but would not have seen him or their father
The Duke of Sussex is suing Mirror Group Newspapers for damages over allegations that journalists used hacking, ‘blagging’ and other unlawful means of deception
The Duke appeared on the verge of tears on Wednesday as he completed his historic day and a half of answering questions, which saw him become the first royal in over a century to give evidence in court.
During a hectic last few hours on the witness stand, the Duke gave details of his rocky love life, including a trip to a strip club.
MGN disputes Harry’s claims and has denied or denied that articles about Harry examined at trial involved phone hacking or illegal activity.
The prince is believed to have landed in California on Thursday evening, meaning he will have left Britain around lunchtime the same day – the same dash he took after King Charles’ coronation last month.
He stayed at Frogmore Cottage for three nights, according to the Telegraph, but this is expected to be his last visit to the house he once shared with his wife because his father kicked him out at the start of the summer.