Double Standards in the Sky: Harry and Meghan’s Private Jet Ride to Concert

Double Standards in the Sky: Harry and Meghan’s Private Jet Ride to Concert

November 9, 2023

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have gone out of their way to lecture us commoners on climate change. But like most eco-left warriors, they live by the motto do as we say, not as we do. It was evident this weekend when they took a private flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for a Katy Perry concert. 

The New York Post reports,  

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have both been ardent supporters of actioning on climate change, boarded a Gulfstream jet owned by oil heir Michael Herd for their trip to Sin City, according to the Sun. The exiled royals took the 40-minute flight to see the “Roar” hitmaker’s final show of her Las Vegas residency at Resorts World Theatre.”

Private jets emit a lot more carbon emissions than commercial flights. A person flying on a private plane emits 10 to 20 times as much carbon pollution as a commercial airline passenger.

“The Gulfstream jet, the aircraft Harry and Meghan, 42, reportedly flew on, is co-owned by Herd, and reportedly emits an estimated 2 tons of CO2 an hour — nearly a quarter of the 7.4 tonnes the average Brit produces every year. Under terms of the Paris Agreement, which seeks to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, a person’s annual carbon budget should be limited to 2.1 tons per year.”

This is not the first time Harry and Meghan have come under fire for their hypocrisy. It is clear they should start listening to their own advice before telling us how to live our lives.