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Eco-hypocrites: Prince Harry & Meghan took private jet to Ibiza for 5-day vacation

Sanctimonious environmentalists Prince Harry, 34, and his D-listed actress-wife Meghan Markle (MM), 38, and “baby” Archie, recently took a secret trip via a private jet to Ibiza, a Mediterranean island off the coast of Spain, to celebrate MM’s birthday on August 5.

Alexander Robinson reports for Daily Mail that the royal couple and baby Archie stayed in a secluded villa away from prying eyes, and travelled with security personnel for the 6-day trip. A source told Majorca Daily Bulletin: “No images have emerged of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Archie, who stayed at a villa well away from the cameras. ‘They travelled with security personnel, and it is reported that local security forces were not needed.”

Harry has warned about the “terrifying” effects of climate change on the world when he revealed this month that he and MM had decided to limit their family to two children — a not-so-subtle jab at his brother, direct heir to the throne Prince William, who has three children.

For her part, Meghan Markle had said: “There is a ticking clock to protect our planet – with climate change, the deterioration of our natural resources, endangerment of sacred wildlife, the impact of plastics and microplastics, and fossil fuel emissions, we are jeopardising this beautiful place we call home – for ourselves and for future generations. Let’s save it. Let’s do our part.” (Express)

The Ibiza holiday came just days after Harry attended Camp Google — a celebrity climate-change summit in a luxury resort hotel on an island in Sicily, Italy, which was blasted by environmental groups for its hypocrisy. Italian media reported that 114 private jets were scheduled to land in Palermo airport for the summit. Google did not respond to requests for comment.

See my post “Hypocrisy on steroids: Global elite take private jets & super-yachts to Google Climate Summit”.

Sources told Daily Mail that Google paid for a private chartered jet and a helicopter to ferry Harry from London to Palermo airport, then to the Sicilian hotel for the summit, where Harry delivered an impassioned speech about the environment and humanitarianism while barefoot. When pressed whether Harry had flown commercial or private, the CEO of Palermo airport Giovanni Scalia said: “Being royalty you can guess which.”

Harry is also believed to have stayed in a superyacht during the summit. According to experts, a 390 ft. super-yacht produces about 3.3 tons of damaging carbon dioxide each hour at sea by burning through around 200 gallons of fuel.

Yachts spotted during the Google Camp included the 300ft Eos, owned by Expedia billionaire Barry Diller, and the 290ft Infinity belonging to former Google boss Eric Schmidt.

MM’s birthday was four days after the summit. It is unknown if Harry returned to the UK first or whether he joined MM in Ibiza. Daily Mail asked Buckingham Palace if Harry had travelled to Ibiza directly from the climate summit via private plane, but a spokesman refused to comment.

If Harry had flown directly from the summit to Ibiza via a private jet with five passengers, it would have put around a ton of carbon into the atmosphere. If he had returned to the UK first, the private jet would have used up about 1.3 tons of CO2, followed by the flight from London to Ibiza which would use about 0.8 ton.

Altogether, Harry’s travels via private jet would have put around 3 tons of carbon into the atmosphere — 10 times more carbon dioxide than going via commercial airliner. To offset just the one-way private-jet flight, Harry would need to plant around 190 trees, environmental group Trees for the Future said.

In January 2019, MM also used a private jet (owned by Trump-hater actor George Clooney) to her £300,000 New York baby shower. (Express)

But if anyone so much as dare criticize Harry and bi-racial MM, Harry already has a ready-made accusation — that their critics have “unconscious” racism.

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