Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex made an unplanned aerial tour of Sydney Harbor on Friday.
A Qantas flight carrying the royal couple had to abort an attempt to land in the largest city in Australia after a plane on the runway "did not get out of the way," Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported, citing officials at the airport. Sydney airport.
Apparently, the Qantas pilot asked the passengers to look on the positive side, because they would get another "great" view of the port. The pilot called it a "lost focus," according to reports.
"There was a plane on the runway that was a bit slow to roll … so the decision was made to abort the landing," the announcement said from the flight deck, according to the BBC. The pilot added: "You will get another great view of the port."
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, formerly Meghan Markle, were returning to Australia from Tonga on their 16-day royal tour.
The maneuver was tweeted by reporters. The video showed that the plane descended towards the track and then gained altitude.
Qantas said the pilot did a "round" and then landed the plane safely.
Meghan and Harry, who are expecting their first child, began their 16-day royal tour in Sydney and will remain there on Saturday before a visit to New Zealand.