The Earl and the Countess
of Wessex’s airplane was forced to turn around mid-air and fly back to the UK
after experiencing a “technical issue” on Tuesday. Prince Edward and
Sophie are visiting Gibraltar for two days from 7 to 9 June but their arrival
has been delayed slightly.
The royals were travelling on
a scheduled British Airways flight when the aircraft was diverted safely back
to the UK. Alternative travel arrangements are being made and their itinerary
is being adjusted slightly.
Edward and Sophie are visiting
the British Overseas Territory as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Her Majesty’s youngest son
announced the upcoming visit last month when he presented the Royal Gibraltar
Regiment with new colours at Windsor Castle.
The royal family have just
spent four days officially marking the Queen’s incredible milestone, 70 years
on the British throne. Highlights from the Platinum Jubilee weekend saw Edward
and Sophie take part in the Trooping the Colour carriage procession with their
children Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14,