“ECO warrior” Prince Harry has sparked anger by flying Meghan to Ibiza on a private jet — the second time he has used one in two weeks.
The jaunt, to mark Meghan’s 38th birthday, came despite Harry, 34, having warned of the “terrifying” effects of climate change.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew to Ibiza on a private jet to celebrate Meghan’s 38th birthday[/caption]
The jet created seven times more C02 per person than any one of nine daily scheduled flights from London to the Spanish holiday isle.
Harry and Meghan, who took baby son Archie, landed in Ibiza on Tuesday last week – along with publicly-funded Met Police protection officers.
Five Spanish security officers then whisked them to their secluded luxury private villa.
The family returned to the UK on Monday.
The private jet created seven times more CO2 per person than the scheduled flights from London the same day[/caption]
The flight came after Harry attended Google Camp in Sicily at the end of July to deliver a “barefoot speech” on saving the environment.
It was claimed that the tech giant paid to fly him there and back by private jet and helicopter.
A royal source said: “Meghan fell in love with Ibiza and Formentera when she first visited three years ago after she’d fallen for Harry.
“She loves celebrating her birthday away and Harry was only too happy to treat her. They had a lovely time.”
Prince Harry has previously voiced his concerns over climate change[/caption]
But Harry has been accused of hypocrisy over his use of private jets following his speeches urging everyone to “take action” on climate change.
In a post on his SussexRoyal Instagram site in July, he wrote: “With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.”
Ex-MEP Patrick O’Flynn said: “This is really, really, really bad PR. It is the kind of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ behaviour that the British public detests.”
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Climate change campaigner for Friends of the Earth Aaron Kiely said: “The Duke of Sussex speaks wonderful and stirring words on the environment and then he flies off on holiday to a European destination in a private jet.
“He could have taken a train and then a boat. This would have been the perfect opportunity to set an environmental example.”
Buckingham Palace refused to comment on the Ibiza trip.
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