PRINCE Harry has landed back in LA to reunite with Meghan and their children following a 26-hour trip to the UK.
The Duke of Sussex, 39, jetted to London to see his father on Tuesday following the King’s cancer diagnosis.
Prince Harry pictured at The Windsor Suite in London Heathrow on his way back to LA ..[/caption]
The duke was seen smiling as he began his return trip[/caption]
Harry has reunited with wife Meghan in LA[/caption]
Harry had a brief reunion with Charles[/caption]
William did not acknowledge his brother’s visit during a gala speech on Wednesday night[/caption]
But he was pictured arriving at London Heathrow at 1.30pm on Wednesday – just 26 hours after landing.
Harry was seen wearing a suit jacket, T-shirt and jeans as he began his return journey to California.
It is believed he spent his single night in London at a hotel, rather than a royal residence.
It comes as:
- The King has been diagnosed with a form of cancer
- Prince Harry rushed to the airport in LA to fly home to support his father
- He only stayed in the UK for 26 hours before jetting back home
- William made a speech thanking well-wishers
- Meghan will remain in California with their children
- The King personally called his siblings and children to tell them of his diagnosis
- Charles is receiving expert care from specialist doctors
- His Majesty returned from Sandringham to London to begin treatment
- Doctors advised the King to postpone public-facing Royal duties
- Camilla and William will step up to share the weight of the King’s duties during his treatment
- Charles will continue to receive Red Boxes and State documents
- Charles and Camilla shared a cancer message just a day before announcing his diagnosis
Harry had a brief reunion with his father on Tuesday, with the King delaying a helicopter flight to Sandringham so they could hold their first meeting in 16 months.
Their meeting was thought to have lasted little more than half an hour, with Harry and his entourage leaving Clarence House around 45 minutes after arriving.
Charles looked happy with the reunion as he was pictured for the first time since the Palace announced his cancer diagnosis on Monday.
An insider said: “Charles always keeps a tight schedule and had a planned itinerary to leave London to rest and recuperate in Norfolk.
There was no reunion with William, though.
Sources had earlier said the Prince of Wales had “no plans” to see his brother during his brief stint in the UK.
It comes as Wills made a return to public engagements on Wednesday.
The prince publicly acknowledged his father’s health shock at a fundraising gala in London.
Inside Charles’s 30-minute reunion with Harry after King delayed helicopter to Sandringham so he could welcome his son
KING Charles spent 30 minutes with estranged son Harry — their first meeting in 16 months.
The Duke flew 5,000 miles from the US to London after his dad’s cancer diagnosis.
The King was said to be “doing very well” and “entirely his normal self”.
A friend who saw His Majesty said: “If you didn’t know there was anything wrong with him you wouldn’t know.”
Another Palace source said the King was “on his usual good form”, and “just a little frustrated that his condition has affected not just his own plans but impacted on others”.
He cracked a joke about “getting away from it all” during a speech at a fundraiser for the London Air Ambulance Charity.
Wills was also heard thanking Brits for their well-wishes ahead of the event.
Wills told guests at London’s Raffles Hotel: “Thank you for being here. And thank you to all those whose hard work has made this evening possible.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you, also, for the kind messages of support for Catherine and for my father, especially in recent days. It means a great deal to us all.
Then in a light-hearted joke amid a stressful past three weeks, he added: “It’s fair to say the past few weeks have had a rather “medical” focus.
“So I thought I’d come to an air ambulance function to get away from it all.”
William also shook hands and posed for a photograph with Tom Cruise, before the pair chatted for several seconds and the Hollywood star gently patted the prince on his arm.
The prince also acknowledged the Hollywood actor in his speech.
He added: “I should also take this opportunity to give a mention to my – our – fellow pilot, Tom Cruise.
“Tom, huge thanks for supporting us tonight. And if you wouldn’t mind not borrowing either of the new helicopters for the next Mission Impossible, it would be appreciated.
“We have all seen on our screens that – how can I put it – you seem to have a different take on ‘normal wear and tear’ to the rest of us.
“It’s not the kind that buffs out, that’s for sure. Anyway, my thanks to everyone. You are all, each and everyone, lifesavers.”
Will did not mention Harry during the speech.
It came hours after he held an investiture at Windsor Castle.
The event was his first engagement after pausing his diary for three-and-a-half weeks to care for Kate and their three children following his wife’s abdominal surgery last month.
William was seen smiling and joking as he handed out gongs at the ceremony.
Working members of the Royal Family are said to be continuing with public engagements in the King’s absence.
Kate, though, is unlikely to be seen carrying out any frontline duties until after Easter, sources say, as she continues to recover.
William and Camilla are expected to share the weight of the King’s royal duties and engagements.
But the heir is understood to not be returning to full-time duties yet and instead “remains focused” on looking after his family.
Prince Harry followed The King and Queen leave St James Palace for Buckingham Palace[/caption]
Harry and William did not see each other during the former’s brief visit[/caption]
William publicly acknowledged his father’s cancer for the first time on Wednesday[/caption]