It’s not just Harry and Meghan lecturing the world on saving the planet, but not following the chops
Last week, Harry and Meghan were accused of “enormous hypocrisy” after returning to California from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on a private jet.
The eco-preaching Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to their £11million Montecito mansion with their children Archie and Lilibet on the gas-guzzling Bombardier Global 6000 before the grand final of the Jubilee competition even started on Sunday.
Climate experts estimate the trip will have resulted in ten times more carbon emissions than if the Sussexes had taken a commercial flight.
The royal couple’s flight from Farnborough to Santa Barbara will have released nearly 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to charter provider Paramount Business Jets.
But, as the Mail on Sunday can reveal, it’s not just the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who are guilty of jet-setting hypocrisy while lecturing the world on saving the planet. ..
Katy Perry: Flew Kim’s false nails at 2,451 miles
When Orlando Bloom accepted an award for his environmental campaign in 2018, he urged: “The urgency of climate change has never sounded louder… The world is changing and we must change our ways with it.”
However, it later emerged that the 45-year-old Hollywood actor had traveled to the event in Monaco with his fiancée, pop singer Katy Perry, on a private jet.
In 2015, Perry, 37, told his fans, “Share your story of how you are helping to reduce climate change with the hashtag #FightUnfair.”
Three years later, she allegedly flew fake nails for Kim Kardashian on a private jet 2,451 miles from Los Angeles to New York after the reality TV star forgot to pack them.
Perry was seen leaving a private jet in France in July 2021.
Katy Perry, right, and daughter Daisy, above, last July
Brooklyn: I reduced the water for tea
The entire Beckham family has been advocating for action on climate change.
David and Victoria’s eldest son, Brooklyn, told GQ Magazine in April last year: ‘I do the basics, like not letting the water run when I brush my teeth, measuring my water for tea and I don’t let the water run when I shower. Easy things like that make a difference.
Still, the 23-year-old and his wife, heiress Nicola Peltz, 27, traveled by private jet on their first Christmas together in 2019.
He also flew with his family on a private jet to Miami in December 2020.
Victoria and David flew by private plane to Brooklyn and Nicola’s wedding in Palm Beach, Florida in April.
Brooklyn Beckham, his wife Nicola and one of their dogs on the catwalk in 2020
Harry: Fans invited to register for ‘ecological villages’ concert
Harry Styles may have started a climate change campaign with his former One Direction bandmates, but that hasn’t stopped him from flying around the world on private jets to venues.
In July 2015, One Direction worked with Save The Children to urge young fans to play their part in protecting the Earth and “pressure our leaders”.
The Watermelon Sugar singer also set up “eco-village” booths at concerts during his Love On Tour, which encouraged fans to “take action for the climate”.
Yet last October Styles, 28, was seen landing in Orlando, Florida on a private jet.
He was also present at the “Camp Google” climate summit in 2019, where VIPs including Prince Harry arrived on 114 different private jets.
A source close to Styles said he also uses commercial flights.
Last October Styles, 28, was seen landing in Orlando, Florida on a private jet
Djokovic: Educating children about recycling
Novak Djokovic has been candid about how much he cares about the natural world.
Last August, the Serbian tennis legend, right, said: “Environmental issues are essential. Not just for me, I think it should be essential for anyone else. It’s the only planet we have and we might as well try to take care of it.
A blog on his Novak Djokovic Foundation website in 2019 urged parents to be “ecological role models” for their children by getting them to recycle and not waste water.
However, Djokovic, 35, is flying around the world on a private jet provided by NetJets, Roger Federer’s rival company, which rents out its fleet to VIPs.
The company has sponsored Djokovic since 2015 and he “owns” part of a plane under a co-ownership agreement.
Sussex: barefoot speech for Google
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken out to demand more action to protect the planet.
In June 2019, the couple told their nearly 10 million Instagram followers, “With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.”
A month later, Prince Harry, 37, flew to the island of Sicily in a private jet to deliver a barefoot speech at a Google summit on climate change.
In May last year he said: ‘We need to do better to stop or allow the things that are causing so much harm.
Yet just last week the couple hopped on a Bombardier Global 6000 – one of the dirtiest types of private jet – to return to California after a three-day stay in the UK for the Jubilee of platinum. In the past year, they have flown at least six private jet flights.
Meghan exiting a jet with Archie in 2019