PRINCE Harry plans a whistlestop visit to his dad’s Coronation next weekend.
He will see Charles crowned at Westminster Abbey then aims to be back in the US for son Archie’s fourth birthday.
An insider confirmed last night: “He’ll be in and out of the UK in 24 hours.”
Speculation has been rife over how long he intends to stay in London, and an insider confirmed last night: “Harry will be in and out of the UK in 24 hours.
“He will only be doing the Coronation service then leaving.”
The 11am ceremony ends at 1pm so Harry could be in the air by 2-3pm. He would spend ten hours travelling 5,000 miles and land by early evening local time.
His full travel plans have been kept secret for security reasons.
But it is believed he will arrive in London on Friday — and could return to Santa Barbara airport, 14 miles from his Montecito home by private jet.
For last year’s Platinum Jubilee Harry and Meghan flew in and out of Farnborough airport, Hants, by private jet.
Other options include leaving from RAF Northolt, West London, a 15-mile trip from the Abbey.
Or he could take a commercial flight to LA before making the 90-minute journey home.
Meghan, 41, is staying in the US to host Archie’s party and look after daughter Lilibet, one.
But Harry was keen to fly to the UK in support of his father.
As revealed by The Sun on Sunday two weeks ago, they have been in contact in the run-up.
Charles was said to be “happy” his son will attend and “understanding” Meg would be at home.
Relations between Harry and senior royals including his brother William are known to be strained.
His short stay casts doubt over the potential for private meetings between the family.
It is believed Harry will stay at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor on Friday, although he could join other royals at Buckingham Palace.
Central London will be closed for Coronation parades plus tight security for world leaders such as France’s Emmanuel Macron.
The Sun on Sunday previously revealed the issue of security was Harry’s prime concern over his attendance in the Abbey.
He is suing the Home Office claiming it was unfair and illegal to remove his 24-hour taxpayer-funded armed protection.
Next weekend it is expected he will be afforded blanket security because he is attending a State event with the Royal Family.
Last year the Queen sent her security team to him.