Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tried to hitch a ride back to America on Air Force One after the Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral but were quickly rebuffed.
Sources told the Daily Mail Wednesday that it was an immediate no from the White House, adding that the request was a “non-starter.”
“It would have caused such a commotion. It would have strained relations with the Palace and the new King,” another source added, referring to King Charles III.
The Bidens had used the presidential aircraft to attend the late Queen’s funeral and were also in attendance at a reception for world leaders and foreign royals thrown by King Charles ahead of the service on Sept. 19, 2022.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had coincidentally been in the UK last September to take part in charity engagements when they received the news that his grandmother’s health was failing fast.
He made it to Scotland to mourn her death but hours after his family had arrived together by plane.
The “Spare” author claimed that he was not invited on his family’s private royal jet after hearing the news that Queen Elizabeth II was dying.
Prince Harry, Meghan asked to use Air Force One after Queen’s funeral. Prince Harry, Meghan asked to use Air Force One after Queen’s funeral