Fan spots 'tired' Prince Harry on flight

Bianca Soldani

People can line up for hours to catch a glimpse of royalty, but this woman was standing in a very different sort of queue when she locked eyes with Prince Harry.

The woman was on a flight from Rome to London last week when she got up to use the loo. It was occupied, as always seems to be the case, and as she was waiting she saw a familiar face sitting in the front row.

“As I'm standing there, I look over and see a guy who looks like Prince Harry,” she wrote on Facebook, “And he has a wedding ring on and looks very tired.”

Sitting next to him was a security guard, and it didn’t take long for the woman to remember that the new dad had in fact, been visiting Italy for a polo tournament for his charity Sentebale.

“He politely smiled and said ‘hi’ when he realised I knew who he was,” she said.

“I tried to get a photo as he got off the plane. I didn't want to harass him and felt bad taking one, but it isn't every day you see him!”

The woman’s post and photos have since gone viral on social media, while Harry has been reunited with wife Meghan Markle and newborn son Archie in their home in Windsor.

Harry was visiting Italy for a polo tournament for his charity Sentebale. Photo: Getty

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