Prince Harry Makes Surprise Appearance at Formula 1 Race in Texas

It was a solo outing

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First, Prince Harry fooled us all when he and his wife, Meghan Markle, took a secret trip to Portugal following the Invictus Games. And now, the Duke of Sussex, 39, has flown under the radar yet again. 

Over the weekend, Prince Harry traveled to Austin, Texas, where he attended the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. He was joined by his friend Alexi Robichaux, who is the CEO of BetterUp.

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The prince visited multiple team garages during the grand prix. This included Red Bull where he was seen with team principal Christian Horner (who’s the husband of Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice). Prince Harry also visited the Mercedes-AMG Petronas garage where he was photographed laughing with team principal Toto Wolff.

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Although photos of the royal are now surfacing online, he went fairly unnoticed during the race itself. There are two reasons why this occurred: First, Prince Harry wasn’t the only celebrity at the race. (Other attendees included Joe Jonas, Gayle King, Chloe Grace Moretz and Drew Barrymore.) 

And most importantly, he didn’t have Markle, 42, by his side, who tends to draw attention. It hasn’t been confirmed, but she likely stayed at home with their two kids, Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2.

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We have loads of questions about how Prince Harry got to Texas without alerting the press. Did he fly on a commercial airline? Did he drive from California? Let's just call him the Duke of Incognito Mode.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...