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Ellen DeGeneres touches down in London with wife Portia de Rossi

Ellen DeGeneres made a lavish arrival in London with wife Portia de Rossi on Friday as the couple enjoyed a grand helicopter ride. 

The veteran talk show host, 61, cut a casual figure as she stepped onto the Battersea helipad with her model spouse, 46, who opted for a chic grey blouse and rust flared trousers.

It is unclear why Ellen and Portia are visiting the UK, though it is a possibility they are here to visit Duchess Meghan Markle‘s baby son Archie.

They're here! Ellen DeGeneres made a lavish arrival in London with wife Portia de Rossi on Friday as the couple enjoyed a grand helicopter ride

They’re here! Ellen DeGeneres made a lavish arrival in London with wife Portia de Rossi on Friday as the couple enjoyed a grand helicopter ride

Ellen for a low-key navy shirt and green combat jeans as she headed to a waiting car after leaving the helicopter, but ensured she stayed hydrated with a can of mineral water.

The talk show favourite sported aviator sunglasses as she chatted to her glamorous wife, after soaking in the views of London on the luxury chopper.

Portia – who married Ellen in 2008 – opted for a simple grey camisole top and trench coat combo, teamed with the wide-legged brown trousers and white trainers.

Relaxed: The veteran talk show host cut a casual figure as she stepped onto the Battersea helipad

Stylish: Portia opted for a chic grey blouse and rust flared trousers combo

Relaxed: The veteran talk show host, 61, cut a casual figure as she stepped onto the Battersea helipad with her model spouse, 46, who opted for a chic grey blouse and rust flared trousers

Grand arrival: After exiting the chopper, Ellen and Portia climbed into a waiting car as they made their way into the capital

Grand arrival: After exiting the chopper, Ellen and Portia climbed into a waiting car as they made their way into the capital

Touching down: Ellen opted for a low-key navy blue shirt and dark green combat trousers as she arrived in London

Touching down: Ellen opted for a low-key navy blue shirt and dark green combat trousers as she arrived in London

Smart: The daytime favourite carried a can of mineral water and shielded her eyes from the sun with aviator sunglasses

Smart: The daytime favourite carried a can of mineral water and shielded her eyes from the sun with aviator sunglasses

Exciting: It is unclear why Ellen and Portia are in the UK. Her talk show is on a summer hiatus and will return to screens on 9th September

Exciting: It is unclear why Ellen and Portia are in the UK. Her talk show is on a summer hiatus and will return to screens on 9th September

Helping hand: Plenty of the crew were on hand to assist Ellen and Portia as they exited the helicopter

Helping hand: Plenty of the crew were on hand to assist Ellen and Portia as they exited the helicopter

Currently it is unclear why Ellen and Portia are visiting the UK, given the star’s talk show is on summer hiatus until September.

One theory could be that the couple are visiting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby son Archie, who was born in May. 

Ellen was one of many stars to congratulate Duchess Meghan when it was announced that the Royal Baby had arrived.

Jovial: Ellen was in high spirits as she exited the helicopter and climbed into a waiting car

Jovial: Ellen was in high spirits as she exited the helicopter and climbed into a waiting car

Happy: The beaming couple appeared to be deep in conversation

Leaving: The couple were deep in conversation after soaking in the sights of the capital

Happy: The beaming couple appeared to be deep in conversation as they climbed off the helicopter together after soaking in the sights of the capital

Questions: One theory behind Ellen and Portia's visit could be that the couple are visiting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby son Archie, who was born in May

Questions: One theory behind Ellen and Portia’s visit could be that the couple are visiting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby son Archie, who was born in May

Exciting: Ellen was one of many stars to congratulate Duchess Meghan

He's here! The birth of the Royal Baby was announced several hours after he was born

Exciting: Ellen was one of many stars to congratulate Duchess Meghan when it was announced that the Royal Baby had arrived

Delighted: She playfully tweeted: 'The #royalbaby is here! Congratulations, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry,' she wrote on Twitter, tagging the Royal Family's Twitter account'

Delighted: She playfully tweeted: ‘The #royalbaby is here! Congratulations, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry,’ she wrote on Twitter, tagging the Royal Family’s Twitter account’

Flawless: Portia looked incredibly fresh-faced as she exited the helicopter

Shocking: In 2011 Ellen spoke about her royal connection to viewers on her daytime show

Surprise roots: In 2011 Ellen spoke about her royal connection to viewers on her daytime show, admitting she was a 15th cousin of then Princess-To-Be Kate Middleton

She playfully tweeted: ‘The #royalbaby is here! Congratulations, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.’ 

‘The baby is 7th in line for the throne, which is crazy, because right now I’m 7th in line for the key-making kiosk at my grocery store.’

In 2011 Ellen spoke about her royal connection to viewers on her daytime show, admitting she was a 15th cousin of then Princess-To-Be Kate Middleton, who is now of course known as The Duchess of Cambridge.

While many fans laughed off the claim, Ellen revealed she learned of the connection through a letter from the New England Genealogical Society, and they share an ancestor in Sir Thomas Fairfax.

Funny: While many fans laughed off the claim, Ellen revealed she learned of the connection through a letter from the New England Genealogical Society

Funny: While many fans laughed off the claim, Ellen revealed she learned of the connection through a letter from the New England Genealogical Society

Jovial: Ellen and Portia were in high spirits as they headed into the capital for their UK visit

Jovial: Ellen and Portia were in high spirits as they headed into the capital for their UK visit

Superstar visitor: Ellen and Portia were quick to thank the crew members who charted the helicopter to the helipad in West London

Superstar visitor: Ellen and Portia were quick to thank the crew members who charted the helicopter to the helipad in West London

Out and about: The couple - who married in 2008 - headed away together as they prepared to soak up the sights of London

Out and about: The couple – who married in 2008 – headed away together as they prepared to soak up the sights of London

Smart: Ellen opted for a low-key navy blue shirt with her cool sunglasses

Glam: Portia was looking effortlessly chic on the outing

Smart: Ellen opted for a low-key navy blue shirt with her cool sunglasses, while Portia was effortlessly chic on the outing

Shocking: Ellen has also previously claimed she is responsible for Meghan and Harry's meeting and eventual wedding last year

Shocking: Ellen has also previously claimed she is responsible for Meghan and Harry’s meeting and eventual wedding last year

Ellen has also previously claimed she is responsible for Meghan and Harry’s meeting and eventual wedding last year.

On her show she told the audience: ‘And secondly, I should have been invited because I’m responsible for Meghan Markle’s true love…her dog.’

The pair met years earlier at a dog shelter and Ellen supposedly convinced Megan to adopt the pooch, and this new direction for love eventually led her to meet Prince Harry and the rest is history. 

Hilarious: The pair met years earlier at a dog shelter and Ellen supposedly convinced Megan to adopt the pooch

Hilarious: The pair met years earlier at a dog shelter and Ellen supposedly convinced Megan to adopt the pooch

The rest is history: This new direction for love eventually led Meghan to meet Prince Harry, so Ellen claimed

The rest is history: This new direction for love eventually led Meghan to meet Prince Harry, so Ellen claimed

Daily Mail UK

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