The Duchess of Sussex went on a mini-break to the party island to celebrate her 38th birthday earlier this month, according to MirrrorOnline. It co
The Duchess of Sussex went on a mini-break to the party island to celebrate her 38th birthday earlier this month, according to MirrrorOnline. It comes just days after the pair vowed to cut their carbon footprint. Prince Harry previously said the royal couple won’t have more than two children in a speech to tackle overpopulation that is contributing to the climate crisis.
Meghan previously 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.”
Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at UCL, told the MirrorOnline: “People making personal statements about climate change should be conscious of their own carbon footprint.
“I heard recently about celebrities flying to Sicily on 114 private jets to talk about climate change.
“This can be interpreted as the wealthy continuing to live how they want while dictating to ordinary people that they have to change.
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“Richer people fly most frequently and the increase in flights is mostly due to wealthy people flying more – not poorer people starting to fly a little.”
Mr Ekin’s comments come after Harry was criticised for taking a private flight to Sardinia recently for the climate change summit at Google Camp.
While Meghan also used one to head to her £300,000 New York baby shower.
Prof Ekins said the average British carbon footprint is around 13 tonnes per year and he estimates the footprint of a private jet to Ibiza at more than a tonne.
He added flying economy class on a plane is a much lower footprint than business class.
Prof Ekins said: “Business class seats take up three times more space than economy, which produces a greater footprint. Private flights would probably produce a little more than business class.”
The Majorca Daily Bulletin said Harry and Meghan had their own security team to avoid the cameras when there.
A source said: “No images emerged of the Duke and Duchess, who stayed at a villa well away from the cameras.”