Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s private jet ‘struck by lightning’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were caught up in a mid-air scare when their private jet was struck by lightning.

The royal couple were travelling to an opening party in Amsterdam last month when the luxury Dassault Falcon 7X was reportedly struck.

According to the Mail on Sunday, a bolt of lightning struck the nose cone, narrowly avoiding the navigation equipment. Around 30million volts surged through the plane’s fuselage.

After the dramatic scare, the plane – which would have set the Duke and Duchess back around £20,000 for a return flight to Amsterdam – managed to land safely at Schiphol Airport.

The aircraft was grounded for more than a week as it underwent repairs and safety checks, according to airport sources.

It’s thought the couple flew from London Oxford Airport, which is just over 10 miles from their Cotswolds home, to attend the three-day, star-studded party in Amsterdam.

The celebrations saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoy a weekend of sightseeing, eating and drinking to celebrate Soho House founder Nick House’s 55th birthday and the opening of the latest branch of his exclusive members’ club chain.

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