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Harry delights lucky travellers as he sneaks into UK for Coronation on commercial flight

NewsHarry delights lucky travellers as he sneaks into UK for Coronation on commercial flight

Prince Harry landed in the UK for the Coronation on a commercial American Airlines flight this morning, accompanied by a throng of stunned passengers.

Harry flew in from Los Angeles on American Airlines flight AA136, which landed at 11.23am at London Heathrow on Friday, the Mail Online revealed.

The Duke of Sussex travelled over 5,000 miles to join the rest of the Royal Family in celebrating his father’s big day.

Notably absent was his wife Meghan Markle and his children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

The 38-year-old announced, along with the palace, in April that he would be attending the crowning of his father, the King, and his stepmother, the Queen Consort, at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, has decided to remain at home in Los Angeles to be with the couple’s son Prince Archie on his fourth birthday.

May 6 is Archie’s fourth birthday, and the youngster’s celebrations played a part in the duchess’s decision to remain in the US, sources said.

Harry’s attendance will see him appear in a public setting with Charles, Camilla, his brother the Prince of Wales, sister in law the Princess of Wales and the rest of his family for the first time since he lambasted the royals in his memoirs.

It will also be the first time he has been pictured with the Windsors since the funeral of his grandmother the late Queen.

But Harry’s trip to the UK will be brief and he will not be attending any other coronation-related events over the weekend such as the concert in Windsor, sources said.

He is expected to make a quick exit, flying back to the US to be with Meghan and the children, and in particular Archie.

Harry criticised Charles’s parenting, said the King was jealous of Meghan and Kate, and accused William of physically attacking him in his tell-all book, which was published in January.

He also branded Camilla “dangerous” and accused her of sacrificing him on her own “personal PR altar”.

The duke went on to allege it was William and Kate who encouraged him to notoriously dress up as a Nazi at a fancy dress party.

Harry’s inflammatory claims were seen as damaging his fragile relationship with his brother, a future king, beyond repair, and further troubling his dealings with the King and the rest of the family.

In the three years since the Sussexes stepped down as senior working royals, the couple have been critical of the monarchy, telling their story in their Netflix documentary and in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Harry and Meghan were asked earlier this year to vacate their UK home Frogmore Cottage, in a move sanctioned by the King.

It is unclear what the arrangements will be for Harry’s security while he is in London.

It has not been confirmed whether or not Harry will play any particular role in the coronation ceremony, whether he will join the carriage procession or appear on the Palace balcony with the royal family in the celebrations afterwards.

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