Elton John Defends Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Amid Private Jet Criticism

Published on August 20, 2019.

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Elton John has spoken up in defense of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!

The Sussex family has been the subject of criticism recently for taking a private jet on their vacation to the South of France, a seeming contradiction to their stance on protecting the environment. Elton pleaded for the public to stop their harassment of the young family. He shared that the Sussexes were staying at his house in Nice and that he provided the private jet, which he ensured to make a carbon-neutral trip to support Harry’s mission.

“I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week,” he wrote. “Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death.”

John continued, “After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquillity of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight.”

“To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™,” he said. “I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis.”

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