While the royal couple was in the middle of a controversy for making several trips in private jet, the singer Elton John strongly defended them.
The controversy was beginning to swell. On August 14, after spending a few days in Ibiza, Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry went to Nice, in Elton John's house and her husband, David Furnish. They stayed there for three days before returning to the UK.
Nothing very problematic so far, except that several British tabloids, like The Sun, have pointed out the fact that their trip between Ibiza and Nice was made … in a private jet.
"Given their position publicly on environmental responsibility, this is a problem and they should look into it"said MP Teresa Pearce in remarks relayed by the HuffPost.
Prince Harry had taken a stand on the subject last July in Vogue magazine, saying that "(We should) leave something better for the next generation".
A "carbon neutral" flight
The comments of the British press seem in any case to annoy Elton John. In a series of tweets, the singer, who hosted the royal couple at home, took their defense: "I am deeply saddened by the distorted and malicious story published today in the press about the Duchess of Sussex's and the Duke's private stay at home last week. "
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He assured to feel a "A deep sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary intrusion of the press that contributed to Diana's death".
And to specify: "In order not to derogate from the level of protection they (the royal couple) need, we provided them with a private jet (…) We made sure their flight was carbon neutral, and calculated the right contribution. "
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