In May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding kicked off a new wave of royal fever. Since then, their every move has been ruthlessly picked apart by the press, with several media outlets calling them “hypocrites.” Here are some of the most dramatic examples.
Do Harry and Meghan genuinely care about the environment?
“Eliminate plastics. Conserve water. Protect wildlife and their unique habitats.”
Prince Harry has often talked about how we all need to reduce our carbon footprint, releasing a statement in June 2019 that read in part:
“With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.”
So when it was revealed that the royal couple had taken four private flights in just 11 days in August 2019, the press had a field day.
According to the Independent, the Sussexes flew to Nice for a getaway with baby Archie just days after celebrating Markle’s 38th birthday on the island of Ibiza. And they reportedly traveled on private jets for both trips.
According to the Mirror, the Ibiza vacation is estimated to have dumped 12.5 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
While in Nice, the royals reportedly stayed at Sir Elton John’s multi-million dollar hilltop villa.
Meanwhile, several celebrities leapt to the royal couple’s defense.
Watch the video because we finally get why people are calling Harry and Meghan hypocrites.
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