Shocked passenger spots a 'very tired' Prince Harry flying commercial on his way home from Rome
Prince Harry was spotted sitting in the front of the plane alongside a security officer after returning from Rome where he attended a charity polo match.
The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry left passengers stunned after they spotted him flying commercial on British Airways when he spent his first night away from baby Archie to attend a charity polo match- The Sentebale Polo Cup in Rome.
One passenger revealed that she saw Prince Harry sitting at the front of the jet next to a security officer. He had gone to Rome to support the Sentebale Polo charity in order to help raise funds and awareness for the organizations work; supporting children and young people who are living with HIV. As reported by DailyMail, passenger Amy Garrick who was on the flight said, "I haven't had anything worth sharing, but this morning leaving Rome I got up to use the bathroom and I had to wait."
"As I'm standing there, I look over and see a guy who looks like Prince Harry. And he has a wedding ring on and looks very tired. The guy next to him looks like security and is glaring at me. Finally, I realize, it is Prince Harry on the way back to London from Rome. He was at a polo tournament. He politely smiled and said hi when he realized I knew who he was. I tried to get a photo as he got off the plane. I didn't want to harass him," she shared.
This is not the first time the royal has flown commercial as earlier, Harry and Meghan flew commercial while flying to and from their royal tour of the Pacific last fall. Prince William and Kate Middleton also reportedly flew on a budget jet after Zara Philips's wedding in 2011. Since Harry's trip from Rome to London wasn't official royal business, he traveled commercial.
The captain of Prince Harry's team Nacho Figueras revealed that the Duke had begun a "very exciting part of his life" with the birth of his and Meghan Markle's first child. Ahead of the Polo Cup, Harry had shared that the fight against AIDS was challenging due to the stigma attached to the disease. This stopped young people from going and getting tested.
Figueras had been a guest at Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle and was asked how the new father is coping with a new baby to which he responded saying, "He's doing great. I just saw him, he's ready for the game and had a good night's sleep, so we're excited about being able to do a great job today for Sentebale, which is why we're here. Being a father always changes you, he seems to be very, very happy, I think this is a very exciting part of his life. He was ready for it and I think he's loving it."
"I always thought that he would be an amazing father because he has a great affinity for children - two weeks is very, very soon, but I'm sure he's changed," Figueras added. The annual event was able to raise more than £6 million since it was first held in Barbados in 2010.
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