Meghan and Harry’s plane forced to abort landing in Sydney

It's been a busy time of travel for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they've travelled from Australia to Fiji, and most recently Tonga, over the last ten days, for their first royal tour.

But on their most recent flight from Tonga back to Australia, the royal couple experienced a rather hairy landing as they arrived at Sydney Aiport.

Prince Harry and Meghan were on board a Qantas flight, when the plane began to land. However, almost immediately after, the pilot was forced to pull the plane back up into the air, and abort the plane’s arrival into Aus.

He then relayed to the Duke and Duchess and their team that he had had to take a ‘missed approach’, as there was another airplane on the runway that was slow to take off.

Daily Mail’s Rebecca English reports that Captain Nigel Rosser said of the landing, “There was an aircraft on the runway that was a little bit slow to roll, unfortunately hadn’t cleared the runway.

“We were too close, so the decision was made to abort the landing. It was what we call a missed approach.”

However, according to royal reporters also on board the flight with Harry and Meghan, the mood on the plane was ‘jovial’, and there were never any fears for anyone’s safety.

The pilot also joked with his passengers, saying as they came around again, “You’ll get another great view of the harbour”.

Earlier on in the day, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan had enjoyed a warm welcome in Tonga, meeting the Prime Minister, and the Tongan King and Queen.

Meghan and harry

The couple also unveiled the Tonga’s Queen Commonwealth Canopy, with the Duchess changing in to a blue Veronica Beard dress for the occasion in the forest.

Meghan was also left in fits of giggles later in the day, when she and Prince Harry were sung a comedic song about mosquitoes by some local children, the Tupou College Boys’ Choir. The aim of the song was to scare of any mosquitoes around – something which was probably welcome, given the concern over the Zika virus in the area.

The Duchess was seen wiping her eyes in hysterics at the tongue-in-cheek song, clearly enjoying the afternoon’s festivities.

Meghan and harry

Now, where it is evening time in Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently attending the Australian Geographic Society Gala awards in Sydney.

Meghan Markle opted for a stunning Oscar de la Renta dress for the event, while Harry looked smart as ever in a striking suit.

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