Prince Harry returns to California after a whirlwind 24-hour flight to London


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Cheerio, London.

Prince Harry is already on his way back home to Montecito, California, after just 24 hours on home soil.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, arrived in London just after 2pm local time on Tuesday just 45 minutes before visiting his ailing father, King Charles III.

Harry smiled as he returned to London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday afternoon after being escorted to Clarence House in a procession from the same airport yesterday.

If the Duke takes the 3pm British Airways flight from Heathrow, he is expected to land at LAX just after 6pm local time.

The exiled king reportedly spent the night in a London hotel after his brief meeting with his father, despite having a large number of royal residences at his disposal.

Harry's mad dash across the Atlantic is reminiscent of his whirlwind trip to London for his father's coronation on May 6, 2023.

Prince Harry is already on his way home to Montecito after just 24 hours on home soil. news/mega license

The father of two took an urgent flight from LAX to London on Monday night after learning the news of King Charles' cancer diagnosis.

For his part, Charles begins outpatient cancer treatment this week.

He and his wife, Queen Camilla, were flown to Sandringham by helicopter from Buckingham Palace on Tuesday afternoon.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, arrived in London just after 2pm local time on Tuesday just 45 minutes before visiting his ailing father, King Charles III. AP

Harry is heading home to Montecito, California, where his wife, Meghan Markle, is staying with their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

The “Suits” alumna, 42, decided not to join her husband on his urgent trip because she felt it was “something he had to do alone,” Grant Harrold, King Charles’ former butler, exclusively told The Post this week.

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It is understood Harry did not meet William during his 24-hour stint in London, as the feuding brothers had “no plans to meet”.

Diagnosis of King Charles Cancer

  • King Charles III was diagnosed with cancer less than 15 months after ascending to the throne.
  • This shocking development came just one week after the 75-year-old king was discharged from hospital after being treated for an enlarged prostate.
  • His estranged son, Prince Harry, flew to the UK on Tuesday to see his father, returning to California 24 hours later.
  • Prince Harry is yet to speak to Prince William in the wake of their father, King Charles' cancer diagnosis – but the shocking news may force Siblings separated by an uneasy truceSources say.
  • Kensington Palace did not specify the expected date for the king's return to royal duties, as all his public engagements have been temporarily suspended.

“It was a quick turnaround — was that intentional? Did Harry not want to be around him? It's possible,” Harold exclusively told The Post.

“Harry may have decided to come and just focus on his father, but obviously that opens up questions about the relationship between Harry and William not being great.”

“When it comes to family, you'd like to think Harry would have seen some other family members during his fleeting visit,” Harold added.

Elsewhere, Harry's estranged brother, Prince William, was seen for the first time since his return to royal duties.

King Charles is set to begin outpatient cancer treatment this week. AP

The Prince of Wales, 41, hosted a star-studded investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Wednesday morning, where he distributed more than 50 tributes on behalf of his ailing father.

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In the evening, the father-of-three is expected to attend a fundraising dinner for the London Air Ambulance Charity in his capacity as patron of the organisation.

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