Elton John Defends Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry’s Choice to Fly on Private Planes


If you had the chance to fly on a private jet, would you? Perhaps your answer is something along the lines of, “Yes! Of course! Why not?” Or, perhaps you’re thinking about the potential impact on the environment and firmly shaking your head no.

What if you could fly on a private jet and be guaranteed that your carbon footprint would be neutral? Apparently, when Prince Henry and Meghan Markle were offered just that opportunity, they jumped at it.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received a lot of criticism recently for flying on private jets. One instance was a recent trip to Nice, France. Multiple celebrities, including Gayle King and Ellen DeGeneres, have come forward to defend the royal couple.

DeGeneres tweeted about Harry and Meghan,

Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better.

Granted, the couple do talk about climate change and helping the environment a lot. That’s why they’re being criticized when it looks like they’re doing things that have a negative impact on the environment. Or, could it be jealousy?

On “CBS This Morning,” Gayle King said,

Do you think any of the royals are flying commercial on a regular basis? I’ll go first. No. So why are Meghan and Harry being singled out? I just think people think that they are easy targets. I think people don’t really appreciate and understand what the two of them have together. And I think, dare I say, that people are a little jealous out there and there are a lot of haters out there, but what I hope is that it doesn’t change them, because they are both trying to do good in the world, want to do good in the world and they are really good people.

King also revealed that Elton John paid for the royals to fly on his private jet for their recent vacation. John defended the couple in an Instagram post saying,

Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death. 

After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™.

 

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I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week. Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death. After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™ I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis.

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