Prince Harry may be out and about for a good cause, but an action at the airport is anything but environmentally friendly. The Duke of Sussex jetted to Aspen for the Sentebale fundraiser. Apparently he had forgotten his polo shirt and waited in the ready jet until they were brought to him.
SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT – Prince Harry was en route to the annual Sentebale charity polo tournament, this time at the Aspen Valley Polo Club, where, like the year before, he paid tribute to his longtime friend and co-initiator, polo star Nacho Figueras (45) and his Mrs. Delphina Blaquier (41), will meet. With the stick up on horseback, donations are made there. A good thing, but wife Meghan Markle (41) and Harry have also made it their mission to live a climate-neutral life in front of the whole world.
Prince Harry’s motto: The good cause justifies the means, even if they are at the expense of the environment
As “Dailymail” reports, Prince Harry (37) waited 30 minutes on board the private jet, which was already ready to take off, while two of his employees in the thick Range Rover brought the prince’s forgotten polo set and carried him across the runway. Photos show the ex-royal arriving at the airport in an Audi SUV before boarding the private Bombardier Challenger 600, owned by millionaire US businessman Marc Ganzi, a close friend of the royal family and an avid polo player. However, just in the jet, which is designed for twelve passengers and the unnecessary waiting in readiness to fly, does not leave a good ecological balance.
During the Cop26 climate change conference in Glasgow last November, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle vowed their Archewell Foundation would go “net-zero” by 2030. A statement on their website read that they “have actively made choices to offset their carbon footprint.” They wanted to pay attention to “what they eat” and “how often they eat it.” The fact that the calculation: mindful eating vs. flying a private jet does not add up is something that the British press is repeatedly presenting the prince with in figures.
Trips to Aspen 2022/2021
Prince Harry’s hour-and-a-half journey to Aspen would have emitted more than six tons of carbon dioxide one way and just over 12 tons if he also took the jet for the return flight.
Last year, the Duke of Sussex flew to the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup on another jet owned by US businessman Marc Ganzi and returned home on the $53 million Gulfstream jet.
Is Meghan Markle still following her husband to Aspen?
Should the Duchess of Sussex want to follow spontaneously and also want to use a private jet, they can consider their project a failure. But a comment by Delphina on Instagram shows that Meghan has not yet planned to cheer on Harry from the sidelines. Delphina writes: “#PoloForGood – M will miss you today” (Meghan, we will miss you today). The two women meet again and again to support their boys in various friendlies and seem to have a lot to say to each other beyond polo and climate change.
Incidentally, Prince Harry does not have the private flight problem alone. His brother Prince William (40) also had to listen to criticism because his family had started the summer holidays with a helicopter, while he, like Prince Harry, denounces climate change and himself is the initiator of the “Earhshot Prize” climate initiative. After the Cambridges’ vacation, wife Kate Middleton (40) flew Economy to visit the Queen (96) in Scotland to polish the cracked image. Sources used: people.com, Instagram, dailymail.co.uk