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Prince Harry is under fire after returning on a private jet…

Prince Harry has once again eaten butter in the British press. The Duke of Sussex has returned from a charity polo match on an expensive private jet. And that’s a relatively short distance of 1,200 kilometres. I can’t, says royal biographer Tom Quinn. “This is just incredibly hypocritical, especially after his lectures on climate change.”

The prince raised 3 million euros for charity last Friday during a polo match in Aspen, USA. All the money will go to children living in poverty, as well as to victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. Mission accomplished, Prince Harry must have thought. But this was not calculated by the Daily Mail.

The British newspaper told royal biographer Tom Quinn about the private plane on which the Duke returned to his wife, Meghan Markle, and two children in Mendocito (Santa Barbara) after the event. “This is just incredibly hypocritical, especially after his lectures on climate change. He sees himself as a mentor to the rest of the world, but his behavior seems irrelevant to him.”

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Harry and Meghan at home in Mendocito
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Within two hours – more than 1,200 kilometers – he was back in Montecito. The private plane – which cost 52 million euros – was owned by his millionaire friend Mark Ganzi. The timing of the flight comes rather unfortunate. Harry has previously expressed concern about climate change. Months ago, he described it as “one of the main problems we face”.

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Speaking with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV, Harry said, “It’s sad that our children grow up in a world like this. Houses are on fire or underwater. Plus, entire forests will be wiped off the map.”

Earlier this week, his father Charles actually spoke about the environmental problems hanging over us all. He called on British companies to commit to the climate and “turn to the environment”. In a statement to the Daily Mail website, Charles said in response to the severe fires that hit Greece: “We have no alternative. We have to do everything we can and that in the very short period we have left. Only then can we avoid massive climatic disasters – which are already partly manifesting themselves.” “.

This is not the first time Prince Harry has used a private jet. Research shows that Prince William’s brother used a private flight no fewer than four times in just 11 days.