Piers Morgan slams Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for ‘saving the planet, one private jet at a time’

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PIERS Morgan has criticised Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after they took a private jet to Ibiza for a six day break – despite the Duke warning of the “terrifying” effects of climate change.

The GMB presenter, who has previously criticised the couple, took to Twitter following the news where he made a dig at the Sussexes.

Piers Morgan has made a dig at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for flying on a private jet to get to Ibiza
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He took to Twitter to criticise the “hypocrite” royal couple
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Sharing an article about their trip, he wrote: “Saving the planet, one private jet at a time.”

Many were in agreement with Piers, dubbing the “eco-warrior” couple hypocrites following the holiday.

One wrote: “You’re absolutely correct, virtue signalling and full hypocrisy!!”

Another agreed adding: “Utterly ludicrous! If you’re going to take private jets, fine but then don’t preach about climate change. Hopeless!”

Harry and Meghan flew to Ibiza with baby Archie to celebrate her 38th birthday on August 4th
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However, others stepped forward in defence of the Sussexes, asking that Piers “leave her alone.”

Responded to the presenter’s tweet one wrote: “Jesus…again with this. Can’t you get a new hobby?”

Another added: “Oh Piers, pick on someone else for a change.”

According to local reports Harry and Meghan flew to Ibiza with their son Archie Harrison to celebrate her 38th birthday on August 4.

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.

It was the second time that the prince had used a private jet in two weeks after he flew to Sicily to attend the Google Camp to deliver a “barefoot speech” on saving the environment the week before.

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.”

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.

In other royal news, we revealed the unearthed photo of Meghan that sees her holding a magazine with Kate Middleton on the cover.

And Meghan Markle had plans for her own charitable foundation focusing on women’s issues before she married Prince Harry.

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