Prince Harry Speaks Out on Private Jet Controversy: I Ain't Flying Coach With Y'all Peasants

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Last month, we reported on the widespread allegations of hypocrisy leveled against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The trouble started when the couple took a jaunt to the South of France to hang out at Elton John's palatial estate for a few days, as one does.

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The problem wasn't with the trip itself, but with the fact that Harry and Meghan traveled on a private jet.

As you may know, Harry has been an outspoken environmental activist for much of his life.

As one of the world's leading spokesmen for the perils of climate change and the role that humans play in the growing crisis, boarding a private jet with his family was ... not a great look for Harry.

Elton immediately came to his guests' defense, tweeting:

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“Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death.

“After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home.

"To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight.”

But as the weeks went by, Harry and Meghan remained silent, while Prince William and Kate Middleton made a point of flying commercial, thus scoring points on their rumored rivals.

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On Tuesday, Harry finally broke his silence during an event in Amsterdam, at which he explained his decision to temporarily throw carbon footprint concerns aside:

“I came here by commercial. I spend 99 percent of my life traveling the world by commercial,” Harry told the audience.

“Occasionally there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure my family are safe and it’s genuinely as simple as that.”

It's important to note that 98% of terrorist attacks occur en route to Elton John's private estate in the South of France.

Obviously, we're joking -- taking the piss out of Harry, for you Brits.

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The explanation rings a tad bullsh-tty, but we're sure Harry is usually responsible in his travel choices.

“We can all do better and while no one is perfect, we all have a responsibility for our own individual impact,” he added.

“The question is what we do to balance it out.”

From there, Harry announced a new venture -- Travalyst -- in which he and Meg will partner with online firms to "transform the travel industry.

That's great, bro -- but maybe start with saving the private jets for emergency situations, ya know?

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