It’s not all shrimp on the Barbie and Kylie Minogue sing-offs during the Australian (and other places) royal tour of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan (seen above cosplaying as Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at the the Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards in Sydney). The two were on a chartered Qantas flight into Sydney earlier today, and they were basically at the runway when the pilot pulled a “JK, mates!” and had to abort the landing and go around for a do-over. No, it wasn’t because they saw Thomas Markle and decided to get the eff out of there. There was another plane, but Thomas might come into play when the expecting parents get back to London.
CNN says Harry and Meghan’s plane had to abort the landing because there was another plane on the runway. The last flight I was on, a woman freaked out when the flight attendant told her there wasn’t any Sauvignon Blanc left (ok, fine. That was me), so I can only imagine how people freaked out over this. Actually, it seems like people didn’t really care, and the pilot even cracked jokes:
WATCH as flight carrying Duke & Duchess of Sussex aborts landing into Sydney. @qantas pilot says reason was another plane on the runway – and sees the positives… “You’ll get another great view of the harbour”. #RoyalTour #HarryandMeghan pic.twitter.com/TLWA76vIuO
— Simon Atkinson (@atko1978) October 26, 2018
Because women have to carry the weight of the world (and royal family) on their shoulders, CNN notes it was the flight’s female co-pilot, Ann Cole, who landed the bird in Sydney. Harry and Meghan are probably going to hope for an aborted landing in London that just takes them back to Australia in a few weeks because it sounds like Meghan’s dad is still up to his publicity tricks. The Daily Mail says Tommy Boy is contacting the Archbishop of Canterbury to patch things up with Meghan since the telephone lines at Kensington Palace are still giggling and hanging up anytime he calls.
Because it worked so well for his other daughter, Thomas wants to fly to London to meet Meghan after she gets back from the Pacific tour. As y’all know, he couldn’t make it to the royal wedding because off heart palpitations, but he’s made his presence known ever since by having a direct line to every British tabloid to gab about his newly pregnant daughter. It is said Meghan’s dad is hoping the baby will be named Thomas if it’s a boy, and if you’re still able to read through your snickering at that, get a load of this from a snitch:
“Thomas says the Markle blood will be as much in the child’s veins as the ‘blue blood’ of the royals and he has ‘rights.’ Thomas has reached out to Kensington Palace more so since news of Meghan’s pregnancy broke, hoping the baby will be what finally breaks their estrangement.”
And if THAT doesn’t work, there is chatter that Thomas is considering legal action to force the royals to let him meet his grandchild. Hmmm…a lawyer who advertises on the back of the Yellow Pages against a royal laywer. How on earth might that turn out?? HA! I hope that happens and then Shonda Rhimes writes a TV show about it!