Prince Harry and Meghan accused of 'double standards' after second private jet trip
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are facing backlash for their 'carbon footprint' after they were pictured on a private jet on a trip to the South of France, their second private jaunt in just over a week.
Prince Harry was seen arriving with his family in the French Riveria on board a 12-seater Cessna aircraft that would cost more than £20,000 to hire.
It's believed the trip to Nice would have created seven times more carbon emissions per person than a commercial flight.
The latest sighting comes after Prince Harry was at the centre of a hypocrisy row when he flew by private jet to Sicily for a Google summit on climate change
On Saturday night, Labour MP Teresa Pearce called on Harry and Meghan to “lead by example” on environmental issues.
Ms Pearce said: “Given the position they have taken publicly about being responsible on climate change, this does seem an anomaly which they should look at.
“It’s up to all of us to cut our carbon emissions, and the number of flights we take a year.
“That is really important — and someone as high profile as that should lead by example.
“I find this quite surprising because it doesn’t fit with their public image and the way they’re so concerned about the planet and the environment.”
In an interview with conservationist Jane Goodall for Vogue Magazine's September issue -which was commissioned by guest editor Meghan - Prince Harry said the couple's plans to extend their family was restricted to "two, maximum" in a bid to cut down their carbon footprint.
He also warned of the "terrifying effects of climate change" in an Instagram post back in July which read: “With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.”