The Duke and Duchess
of Sussex left Britain before the Jubilee was over and with
little fanfare, sparking rumours that they were feeling the tension between
them and the rest of the Royal family. Prince Harry was spotted looking pensive
as they landed in California after the couple had attended their first outing
at a major Royal event for two years. But the couple have now come
under fire for taking a £160,000 private jet back home rather than flying
Chartered flight provider
Paramount Business Jets estimate the return journey will have emitted nearly 60
tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The Paris climate agreement
stated that to keep global warming “well below” 2 degrees, each person’s annual
carbon budget should be no more than 2.1 tonnes per year.
This means the Sussexes
exceeded this amount by nearly 30 times in a single flight.
The move particularly stings
due to the couple’s campaigning for climate change action.