The world has its eyes on the royal family, irrespective of whether or not there’s drama going on. It takes no time for a speculation to catch air even at the slightest unusuality. While several things are keeping the royal family members in the limelight these days, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s life is also a matter of curiosity for many.
The most recent thing people found unusual was Meghan Markle’s notable absence from Prince Harry’s induction into the Living Legends of Aviation. Though the 42-year-old Duchess was expected to join her husband at the 21st annual ceremony in Los Angeles, she was nowhere to be seen. Unsurprisingly, people are curious why that was.
Why Was Meghan Markle Absent From Prince Harry’s Aviation Honor Event?
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, was set to receive a prestigious honor at the Living Legends of Aviation at the 21st annual ceremony in Los Angeles. Naturally, people were expecting his pillar of strength, his wife Meghan Markle to join him. However, she was nowhere to be seen at the event.
Reports suggest that the Duchess had to stay back to take care of their children as they fell sick right before the event. No further details of the children’s health were revealed.
While Meghan stayed behind with the family, the Duke of Sussex was adorned with the prestigious accolade from the ‘Official Ambassador of Aviation’, John Travolta. When the actor presented the Duke with the honor, he recognized Prince Harry’s “significant contributions to aviation/aerospace,” as announced by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy previously.
Duke Of Sussex Graciously Accepts The Prestigious Honor Presented By John Travolta
In a video that is now circulating on social media, Travolta could be seen placing the award around Harry’s neck. Prince Harry responds with an innocent “This is nice“, sending a wave of laughter through the audience.
Though none of his family members including his wife was present there to see him win the accolade, Prince Harry graciously accepted the honor. In his acceptance speech. The Duke donned a classic black tux and charmingly took the dais to talk about his commitment to aviation.
While speaking on the stage, he appreciated Travolta as “Captain John“ and lightened the mood as he recalled a childhood incident. “Don’t go running away,” he joked. “I was 1 year old when you danced with my mum,” he said, referring to Travolta.
The Duke of Sussex has served as a helicopter pilot in the British Army and shared the spotlight with other aviation luminaries during the event. Navy pilot Fred George, CAE President and CEO Marc Parent, and speed record holder Steve Hinton were also honored at the event. Lauren Sánchez, the fiancée of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, received the ‘Elling Halvorson Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award’ at the star-studded event.
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