Prince Harry Has Arrived in the UK For Diana Statue Unveiling After Security Scare At LAX Delayed His Flight
The statue of their mother will be unveiled on July 1st, which would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday. The statue unveiling will take place at Diana’s former home, the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.
Harry’s flight to the U.K. started out quite dramatically. His plane was scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Thursday, but before the flight could take off, there was a security breach. Around 6pm local time, a car crashed into and broke through the barrier to the airport. The car ended up driving on the airport’s runway.
As a result of the security breach, two runways were briefly shut down. Approximately 10 police cars and a dozen police officers were at the scene, stopping the car from proceeding further.
A brief PURSUIT AT LAX! Someone slammed through a gate at the FedEx cargo facility and actually drove ON THE RUNWAY before driving to Atlantic Aviation and giving up. FBI is getting involved now, planes couldn’t land on 25L Or 25R for a short time. Operations resuming @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/4BO444gMPI
— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) June 25, 2021
Reportedly, the security breach was not related to Prince Harry’s flight. It was just inconvenient timing.
The American Airlines flight Prince Harry boarded was delayed as a result of the security breach, but it was able to depart about 45 minutes after the incident took place.
Now that Harry is safely back in the U.K., he is expected to self-quarantine at Frogmore Cottage for five days before reuniting with his family and unveiling the statue of his mother.