Prince Harry’s fleeting visit to his hometown of London has come to an end, with the Duke of Sussex spotted leaving Heathrow Airport bound for Los Angeles after just over a day on British soil.
Harry had flown to London on Tuesday primarily for a reunion and conversation with his father, King Charles III.
Prince Harry returns to the United States
Harry was seen arriving at Heathrow’s private VIP lounge on Wednesday afternoon, accompanied by security.
Dressed casually with a suit jacket over a t-shirt and jeans, he greeted staff before boarding a 10-hour British Airways flight back to LA.
It’s believed Harry stayed in a hotel Tuesday night rather than with family at a royal residence.
His roughly half-hour meeting with King Charles was held at Clarence House, where Harry arrived and quickly departed.
In a gesture seen as significant, Charles kept his helicopter waiting to personally welcome his son before heading to Norfolk.
Sources say the meeting raises optimism about healing the royals’ troubled relationships.
Although Harry arrived in London shortly after news of Charles’ cancer diagnosis broke, there were no plans for the Duke to visit the King in Norfolk.
Hopes remain that Harry and his brother, Prince William, may also reconcile, even though William did not arrange anything to see Harry on this trip.