MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry were once again at the centre of a climate change row after they appeared at an event for a firm that bankrolls the funding of fossil fuels, all for an eye-watering sum.
Meghan Markle: Expert discusses fee for JP Morgan talk
Critics blasted the couple, warning they needed “to be careful” if they wanted to protect their image. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are renowned as ‘eco-warriors’, championing for people across the world to help alleviate climate change. Yet, they have often been called-out for hypocrisy and have sparked controversy by taking private jets in the face of their pleas.
And, following their appearance at JP Morgan, which many believe they were paid around £755,000 to attend, critics queued up to condemn the pair for accepting the cash.
According to The Sun, PR expert Mark Borkowski said the couple’s decision to work with JP Morgan was “not the best look”.
He added: “How they accept money, and from whom, is going to be a challenge going forward.”
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said: “They need to be careful.
Meghan Markle news: Sussexes attacked for fossil fuel firm appearance after jet row (Image: EMPICS)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are renowned as ‘eco-warriors’ (Image: PA)
“If you preach, you should practice what you preach.
“When it comes to the rich and famous there is an awful lot of hypocrisy over climate change.”
JP Morgan has reportedly spent around £152billion on firms that support and carry out fracking and Arctic oil and gas exploration, as well as other fossil fuel endeavours.
This goes against what the Sussexes claim to believe in, having previously said that “fossil fuel emissions were jeopardising” the Earth.
Many believe the couple were paid around £755,000 for their JP Mogan appearance (Image: WENN)
US charity, Rainforest Action Network, made the allegation against JP Morgan three months ago.
Twitter users also mocked the pair.
One wrote: “Financing led by JP Morgan has provided new investment for fossil fuel companies, most aggressively expanding in new coal, oil and gas projects.
“Harry and Meghan need to choose wisely.”
The Sun reports that JP Morgan declined to comment following RAN’s allegations (Image: GETTY)
The Sun reports that JP Morgan declined to comment following RAN’s allegations.
JP Morgan’s website says: “Our goal is to source renewable energy for 100 per cent of our global power needs by 2020 and facilitate $200billion in clean financing by 2025.”
It comes as bookmaker Coral has slashed its odd on the Queen leaving her role as the head of the Commonwealth during 2020.
She has endured a tough year already, with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quitting royal senior life and issues surrounding her son Prince Andrew.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK