Prince Harry is facing criticism after landing in Santa Barbara with his millionaire friend’s private jet just months after lecturing about climate change
The campaigning royal, 36, and father of two, boarded the 20-seater £45million plane from a polo match in Aspen, Colorado, to his home in Santa Barbara, California, on Thursday.
He took the two-houboutr flight, which could have emitted as much as ten tonnes of CO2, shortly after he was pictured on horseback at the polo.
The Gulfstream jet is understood to belong to one of Harry’s polo friends, Marc Ganzi, according to The Sun.
After touching down in Santa Babara, Harry was rushed into the car and headed back to his mansion in Montecito with Meghan and their two children.
It comes just three months after Harry said climate change was one of ‘the most pressing issues we are facing’, and just as his father Prince Charles made his most powerful intervention on the issue yet, as he told Britain’s business leaders they must help, or the planet is ‘done for’.
Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on Apple TV, Harry said: ‘With kids growing up in today’s world, pretty depressing, right, depending on where you live, your home country is either on fire, it’s either underwater, houses or forests are being flattened.’
Harry previously attracted criticism for taking four private jet flights in 11 days, including to a climate change summit in Sicily.
Royal author Tom Quinn said after his latest private jet trip: ‘This appears to be enormously hypocritical, given all his talk about climate change.
‘Harry seems to see himself as someone who guides the rest of the world and that his own behaviour isn’t relevant. It is a huge blind spot.’