It has been a turbulent morning for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. While on their return flight to Sydney this morning, their pilot decided to abort the landing.
He decided it when the plane was only minutes away from the runway.
According to Hello!, the pilot made the executive decision to circle around the airport. He decided to re-approach the runway when he realised it was unsafe to land.
Speaking over the tannoy, the pilot, Nigel Rosser said:
“There was another aircraft on the runway. And it was a little bit slow to roll and unfortunately hadn’t cleared the runway. We were too close. And so, the decision was made to abort the landing”.
The Qantas Boeing 737 plane was carrying around 100 people when the incident occurred. All of which included Kensington staff, security and members of the media.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan’s day in Tonga.
However, the plane after taking a round landed safely and everyone is said to be in good spirits.
Earlier that day, the soon-to-be parents, Harry and Meghan did a series of engagements in Tonga. It was before boarding the plane to head to Sydney as they’re to appear at the Australian Geographic Society Awards tonight.
It was a packed schedule for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The royal couple went on to join Princess Angelika and Prince Ata, the King of Tonga’s son and daughter. It was at the Fa’onelua Centre for an exhibition of Tongan youth and culture.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s next engagement was at Tupou College. There they dedicated two forest reserves to Queen Elizabeth’s Commonwealth Canopy.
And before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left Tonga, the Sussex’s had an audience with King Tupou VI and his wife Queen Nanasipau’u at the royal palace.