Harry and Meghan ‘out of touch’ following private jet flight, expert claims

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle need to put their "words into action" if they are going to preach about climate change and ride on private jets, a royal expert has claimed.

The explosive statement comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were snapped landing in California on their private jet following their whirlwind three-day trip to New York City.

Harry and Meghan were pictured leaving the lavish jet and affectionately embracing members of staff who had travelled with them on the trip.

Gertrude Daly, who runs the Gert's Royal podcast, claims the couple need to back up their tough words on climate change "not just when it is convenient or by throwing money at it".

Daly told the Daily Star: "If you are going to preach about climate change you need to put your words into action.

"They don’t need to go full Greta Thunberg and refuse to travel by plane. But they should do the inconvenient thing and travel commercial every once in a while."

The royal expert has also called out the couple's "excuse" of paying for the carbon offsets during every trip.

"Paying for the carbon offsets isn’t an excuse either or a get out of jail free card," she said.

"It just comes across as out of touch, as if there are a different set of rules for the wealthy."

This is not the first time the couple have come under fire for lavish trips in the sky.

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Back in 2019, Prince Harry responded to criticism about his and Meghan's private jet trips with the statement: "No-one is perfect."

The duke and duchess reportedly took four private jet journeys in 11 days during that summer.

Speaking back then, Harry said: "Came here by commercial, I spend 99% of my life travelling the world by commercial.

"Occasionally there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure that my family are safe – it’s generally as simple as that."

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Gertrude claims that generally one of the reasons members of the Royal Family use private jets is for luxury and other reasons are in her view is just an excuse.

She told us: "People may use security, privacy or logistics as an excuse, but taking a private jet is a luxury. It is not usually a necessity."

The Daily Star has contacted Harry and Meghan's representatives for comment.

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