PRINCE HARRY appeared to make a “tactless” jibe directed at Prince William and Kate Middleton in Meghan Markle’s Vogue edition amid an ongoing alleged feud between the royal couples, a commentator claimed.
It is believed a rift has emerged between the once-close brothers, as Harry and Meghan have cut ties with Kensington Palace and set up their own household in Windsor. The Duchess of Sussex guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, which featured an interview with the Duke. In this interview, Harry revealed he and Meghan are planning to have a maximum of two children due to environmental concerns – a very awkward comment considering William and Kate have three children.
In conversation with primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, Harry explained that he feels differently about the environment now he has a child.
He said: “I think, weirdly, because of the people that I’ve met and the places that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to, I’ve always had a connection and love for nature.
“I view it differently now, without question.”
He added : “I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children…”
Meghan and Harry’s (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry with interviewer Dr Jane Goodall (Image: GETTY)
Dr Goodall exclaimed: “Not too many!” to which Harry agreed: “Two, maximum!”
The prince continued: “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.”
A number of commentators have pointed out that both Harry and Meghan must have a large carbon footprint themselves, considering they use private jets to fly to the US and other countries.
Meghan Markle guest-edited the Septemeber issue of British Vogue (Image: GETTY)
They have also been known to fly between UK cities.
Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan said on Twitter: “Is this the same Harry who uses helicopters to go from London to Birmingham and whose wife uses celebrity mates’ private jets to fly to cross the Atlantic?”
The Times’ Libby Purves also pointed out that Harry and Meghan do not live low-impact lives, but added that his comment was also “tactless” considering his brother’s family of five.
She wrote: “[Harry’s] latest pious vow to stick at two children felt not only tactless – given his brother’s third baby and his own household’s conspicuous carbon footprint – but illogical.
Harry and Meghan with baby Archie, William and Kate with George, Charlotte and Louis (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attends Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Global Leadership Meeting (Image: GETTY)
“In Europe, both Americas and the UK, population is already below ‘replacement levels’.
“The only hope of a workforce of creators and carers to support our increasing longevity is fertile Africa and parts of India.”
William and Kate had their third child – Prince Louis – on April 23, 2018, just weeks before Harry and Meghan got married.
There are also rumours that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be planning a fourth addition to their royal household.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry timeline (Image: DX)
Meghan has been criticised for flying to New York for a lavish baby shower in February this year, ahead of the birth of baby Archie.
She allegedly flew in a private jet costing £172,600, paid for my Amal Clooney.
The thirteen-hour round trip will have cost £13,277 per hour.
Meghan’s critics have pointed out that air travel contributes to climate change and private jets have a worse impact on the environment than flying on a commercial jetliner.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK