Monday, 19 August 2019 16:33

Harry and Meghan told to ‘lead by example’ after latest private jet trip

The ‘eco-friendly’ Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been branded hypocrites after being pictured stepping off a private jet in the South of France.

The 12-seater Cessna plane landed in Nice on Wednesday, two days after Harry and Meghan took a private jet home from Ibiza.

After taking three private flights in eight days, the pair who have urged the public to reduce their carbon footprints, have been urged to practice what they preach

The journey in the Cessna, which would have cost around £20,000 to hire, created seven times more carbon emissions per person than a commercial flight, reports The Sun.

There are more than 20 scheduled flights from London to Nice each Wednesday which Harry, Meghan and baby Archie could have taken instead.

Labour MP Teresa Pearce said: ‘Given the position they have taken publicly about being responsible on climate change, this does seem an anomaly which they should look at.

‘It’s up to all of us to cut our carbon emissions, and the number of flights we take a year.

‘That is really important — and someone as high profile as that should lead by example.’

People have slammed the pair as ‘hypocrites’ on social media.

It comes two weeks after an in interview for Vogue magazine in which Prince Harry told conservationist Jan Goodall he and Meghan only wanted two children to protect the planet.

In an Instagram post in July, the prince warned of the ‘terrifying’ impact of climate change and said: ‘With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.’

In a WE Day speech in March, he said people had been ‘far too slow in waking up’ to climate change and urged people to act sooner rather than later.

He added: ‘We now have the facts, the science, the technology and the ability to save not just our planet but ourselves. You don’t just sit back and wait for solutions, you take action and create them.’

Last month, Harry, 34, attended a climate change summit in Sicily organised by Google where he reportedly delivered a speech while barefoot on saving the environment.

But the tech firm reportedly paid for his private flight and a helicopter to the luxury resort.


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