Harry and Meghan’s Caribbean Getaway Raises Questions About Their Climate Commitment

Harry and Meghan’s Caribbean Getaway

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently embarked on a journey to a Caribbean island via a private jet shortly after participating in a conference focused on the impact of climate change on mental health.

This trip saw them using a Dassault Falcon 7X jet for the flights between New Jersey and Canouan, as well as the journey from the exclusive retreat to Atlanta, Georgia.

Their attendance at the summit, organized by Project Healthy Minds, featured discussions on how climate change affects mental health, especially among young individuals.

A Clash of Actions and Words

The royal couple has a history of advocating for environmental causes and emphasizing their commitment to sustainability.

In a previous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry highlighted climate change and mental health as two of the most urgent global issues.

However, this commitment has occasionally come under scrutiny due to their use of private jets.

In 2019, Harry and Meghan faced criticism for taking four private flights in just 11 days, one of which was to Sir Elton John’s residence in Nice.

Private jets are known to have a significantly higher carbon footprint per passenger compared to commercial flights, emitting more CO2 emissions.

The Carbon Footprint and Justifications

The cumulative distance covered by the Sussexes during their private jet trips exceeded 4,000 miles, resulting in the emission of 9.6 tons of CO2.

A source close to Prince Harry mentioned that the Falcon 7X they used belongs to a friend who owns property on Canouan, and they had opted for a commercial flight to attend the mental health summit in New York.

Prince Harry has stated that he primarily uses commercial flights for his travels and occasionally relies on private jets to ensure his family’s safety.

However, these justifications have been met with criticism, with some accusing the couple of harming the environment through their travel habits while preaching about the gravity of the climate crisis.


This incident highlights the ongoing tension between Prince Harry and Meghan’s advocacy for environmental issues and their personal travel choices.

While they have actively campaigned for sustainability and combating climate change, their use of private jets, known for their higher emissions, has led to accusations of hypocrisy.

The royal couple’s actions draw attention to the complexities of promoting environmental causes while navigating the practical challenges of their personal lives, safety, and convenience.

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