Prince Harry fans slam ‘hypocrisy’ of air travel project despite private jet

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Prince Harry has come under fire for his new eco-conscious mega-project with Google.

The search engine giant announced on Wednesday that it had teamed up with the Duke of Sussex to calculate and publish carbon emissions from flights.

Google and Harry's non-profit organisation, Travalyst have reportedly got 'off to a flying start' says Meghan Markle's author pal Omid Scobie.

But not everyone has heaped praise on the initiative which is planned to be used across the air travel industry as gold standard.

Members of the public have slammed the prince's 'hypocrisy' of the deal following his reported use of gas guzzling private jets.

One unimpressed Twitter user said: "When H starts flying commercially and cuts the hypocrisy of private jets…people might listen. Until then…crickets."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's flight home to California from New York last month was reportedly their 21st trip aboard a private jet since the start of 2019.

Harry and Meghan's trip from California to New York for the Global Citizen Live concert, was by travelling on a private Dassault Falcon 2000.

According to The Sun, their round trip would have produced around 17 tons of carbon.

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Other recent journeys have included the prince last month attending a polo tournament in Aspen, Colorado, by a pal's private Gulfstream jet, The Independent claims.

Harry's track record of using private jets while launching a calculator to work out the carbon produced by flights, has not gone unnoticed by some fans.

"Will that include Meghan and Harry?" Someone quipped in response to the news online.

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Another wrote: "A great initiative I do see the political point and start of a solution to climate change but dare do I question why Harry himself cannot commit to reducing co 2 emissions or at least with the companies he actually works with? This seems do as I say not as I do… am I wrong?

A third commented: "Will the carbon emissions data include private flights, like jets used by corporations, foundations, and nonprofits? Or is it only the little people who are meant to be affected by the data?"

One Twitter user who was less cynical of the move simply said: "This is what real impact looks like, well done."

The Daily Star has approached Prince Harry's representatives for comment.

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