Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not get much good press last year and have recently been able to curl up a few more feathers.
The two are known to be great advocates of the environment, but The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have done something that made people call them "hypocrites." Read below to find out what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have done and whether this label is fair or not.
Meghan Markle recently made four trips by private jet
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have traveled a bit with their new baby Archie. A few weeks ago they went to Scotland to spend some time with Queen Elizabeth. Then the family visited Ibiza, Spain, for a short vacation before traveling to Nice, France, to spend a short stay with Elton John.
During their journey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle used private jets to reach one of them city to another. They have flown four times in eleven days with these gas-guzzling aircraft.
There are complaints that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "do not seem to care".
Daily Mail, who believes that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have most likely understood that these actions would provoke some public outrage. The two, however, seem to be listless.
"Whether you consider the recent criticisms of Harry and Meghan to be fair or not, it is worrying to me that they apparently do not care about it and do not seek to change their behavior," noted Dampier. "You must have known that the four-time use of private jets for the charge of hypocrisy is open, but they have done it anyway."
Meanwhile, Aaron Kiely was an activist for the organization Friends of the Earth, pointing out that the couple could easily find other interesting means of transport such as trains and boats. "This would have been the perfect opportunity to give an environmental example," Kiely said.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might have wanted privacy for their baby.
Some royal followers have voiced the idea that Harry and Meghan might have opted for private jets to make sure they have a lot of privacy for Archie.
Ken Wharfe, a former bodyguard of Princess Diana and her sons, however, announced that royals often fly commercially with British Airways. Wharfe told Vanity Fair, "BA has always been very helpful with VIP departures, keeping the flights away from the press. I never had a problem with Diana, William and Harry on the numerous holidays in the Caribbean. We have always flown commercially; In fact, I can not remember having flown privately. "
Wharfe even pointed out that it could be safer and more efficient for Royals to fly with British Airways as the airline is" used to working with them "VIPs.
Do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle act hypocritically?
Although the press is known to report negatively on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the reports do not appear to be disproportionate this time.
Many people seem to agree that four private jets in a row are a very hypocritical move for climate change activists like Harry and Meghan, especially when Harry spoke only a few months earlier about having only two children in the environment.
In any case, it is possible that the public indignation now causes Harry and Meghan to reconsider their future actions. The couple will revisit Scotland later this month and hopefully travel there more environmentally friendly.