‘Eco-conscious’ Harry and Meghan spark debate among fans with £160k private jet

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have split royal fans' opinions after the couple were spotted taking a £160,000 private jet home from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee back to the US.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Britain before the celebrations were finished which sparked rumours of there was still tension within the royal family.

But royal fans have now turned their attention to the self-proclaimed "eco-conscious" couple's travelling habits, after they were spotted onboard a jet.

The estimated return journey on board these flights would have emitted almost 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to chartered flight provider Paramount Business Jets.

The Paris climate agreement says that to keep global warming "well below" 2 degrees, each person's annual carbon budget should be less than 2.1 tonnes per year.

Meaning that the Sussexes would have exceeded this amount by almost 30 times in a single flight.

Some royal fans have slammed the couple as "hypocrites" after Prince Harry previously described climate change as one of the “most pressing issues we are facing”.

One royal fan said: "Hypocrites to the core, the lot of them."

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Another wrote: "Yet he's preaching us how to have a 'green vacation'. A complete hypocrite."

A third rudely joked: "Don't do what we do; do what we pretend to do!

But some royal fans have sought to defend the royal couple and claim they had no other choice for their travel while thinking of their security.

One royal fan wrote: "Every minute is looking to criticize Harry and Meghan. There was no hypocrisy in them travelling by jet.

"They brought to London from America two babies, their hairdresser, handlers, and luggage for four and likely brought plenty of gifts and brought back to America gifts."

Another said: "The UK government refused to offer them protection, flying private is easier from a security point of view."

Representatives for Harry and Meghan have been contacted for comment.

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