Prince Harry joked about his “flight” with Dad King Charles during an acceptance speech at the 21st annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Beverly Hills, California. The Duke of Sussex has been honored for his work in the air space during his time in the British Army. As per the sources, Harry’s wife Meghan is also supposed to accompany her husband. However, it doesn’t take place for a personal reason. If you want to know the complete details keep reading.
Prince Harry recalled his first flight experience with his father King Charles
The 39-year-old was felicitated by actor John Travolta, who is the Official Ambassador of Aviation. Therefore, at the time of presenting the award, Travolta asked the Prince to talk about his air space-time. The royal who sported a black tuxedo joked, “I think I was maybe seven or eight years old in a Wessex helicopter, and I jumped into it so excited. And then my father jumped in behind the controls and I was terrified,” making the audience burst out of laughter.
This comment came amid his rift with the royal family after the release of his bombshell memoir Sphere.
For now, the king is set to undergo treatment for an enlarged prostate. Additionally, his sister-in-law Cathrine, the Princess of Wales also admitted to the hospital for an abdominal surgery.
Meanwhile, the Duke also addressed the event of 1985 when his mother the late Princess Diana and Travolta danced at the White House. Harry remarked, “Thank you, Captain John.” He therefore teased the actor saying, “Don’t go running away. I was one year old when you danced with my mom.”
Moreover, the father of two quipped that he was “dining out on that.”
“But look at us now, it’s great,” The Prince said. “So if we’re not going to dance together, we’ll fly together.”
According to the sources Harry’s wife Meghan Marke was also supposed to accompany her husband for this big moment. However, due to the sickness of one of their children, the Duchess missed the event.
The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter Princess Lilibet Diana and a son Prince Archie.
Along with Harry, the other notable recipients were American aviators Steve Hinton, Marc Parent, Fred George and Lauren Sánchez, who also received the Elling Halvorson Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award,