Plane carrying Prince Harry and Meghan Markle forced to abort landing in Sydney

Keri Lumm

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were flying back to Australia from Tonga on a Qantas charter jet when their plane had to abort its landing in Sydney.

The plane landed on the second attempt and everyone on board is just fine, and since the plane was also carrying journalists, we know what happened.

"Minor drama as our @Qantas charter plane - also carrying Harry and Meghan - had to pull up seconds from landing in Sydney because of another aircraft on the runway," royals reporter Rebecca English tweeted. "Pilot said we were too close. What’s known as a missed approach. We had to circle and try again."

BBC video journalist Simon Atkinson noted the positives in part, saying, "@qantas pilot says reason was another plane on the runway - and sees the positives... “You’ll get another great view of the harbour."

While the journey to Sydney might have had a snafu, Prince Harry, Meghan and the journalists were all back to work shortly thereafter at the Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards.

The royals are nearing the end of their overseas tour, where they visited Australia, Figi and Tonga.