MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry sparked fury after it was revealed they travelled on multiple trips by private jet, despite the pair both being vocal on climate change.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry faced criticism this week amid a private jet row. Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been vocal on environmental issues insisting more needs to be done to protect the planet. But the royal couple has come under fire for using private jets throughout the summer, despite speaking about the “climate emergency.”
Speaking on Jeremy Vine on 5, Carole Malone, a commentator, claimed Prince Harry and Meghan’s credentials as “eco-warriors are shot now”.
She said: “You can’t lecture us and the rest of the world on climate change when you are taking private planes everywhere.
“This was their fourth private flight in 11 days.”
She added: “This is just rich people justifying their excesses and it’s shameful.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have face criticism over using private jets (Image GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have both spoken out about climate change issues (Image GETTY)
This is just rich people justifying their excesses and it’s shameful
“I don’t know how Meghan and Harry think they look to the outside world.
“As far as I am concerned their credentials as eco-warriors and climate campaigners, they are shot now.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sparked fury after it was revealed they travelled to Ibiza in a private jet earlier this month, and also travelled to Sir Elton John’s house in Nice by private jet.
Criticism towards Meghan and Harry appeared to increase after the pair decided to keep details surrounding the birth of their son, Archie Harrison, private, and even decided to hold his christening behind closed doors.
Carole Malone criticised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Image CHANNEL5)
Both Meghan and Harry have been vocal about the dangerous impact of climate change, with the Duke of Sussex recently hinting in an interview that the pair were only looking to have one more child for the benefit of the environment.
Prince Harry said: “I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed. And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation.”
Earlier this month, Prince Harry also faced criticism after he gave a barefoot speech on saving the planet – to a group of A-list celebrities who flew in on fuel-guzzling private jets.
Meanwhile, Jameela Jamil, who featured on Meghan’s Vogue cover, claimed it was not safe for the public if royals travelled on commercial flights.
Timeline of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship (Image NC)
She tweeted: “It’s not safe for us to be on the same planes as royals or presidents you absolute muppets. They are prime targets for kidnap and sometimes assassination.
“It’s in the interest of us civilians to not be endangered by proximity to people in such powerful positions.”
Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan hit back: “Even by your standards this is hilariously stupid.
“The royal Sussex eco-warriors flew in BA economy to Nice last year – nobody died, from memory.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK