All the Celebrities Who Have Defended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Amid Private Plane Backlash

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry can’t seem to catch a break. Nothing they do is ever good enough in the public eye. If they go somewhere together, people say they are too touchy with one another. If they are seen too often without one another, people wonder if there is trouble in paradise. It must be exhausting.

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The latest affront to humanity that Markle and Harry have made, according to much of the British press, was taking a private jet to Nice, France for a family vacation with their baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor.

Reporters were not only angry that the couple was going to vacation in a mansion that cost over $15 million but also that they were flying in a private jet when they had claimed to be so conscious of the environment.

“New pictures show Meghan Markle and Prince Harry taking their FOURTH gas-guzzling flight in 11 days as they board private jet with baby Archie ‘after staying at Elton John’s £15m mansion in south of France” one headline from the Daily Mail read.

But according to celebrities like Elton John, that trip was a lot less harmful than the British public is making it out to be.

What does Elton John have to say?

John took to Instagram to defend his friends and reveal that the couple flew on his private jet.

“I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week,” he wrote.

“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.”

In order to make sure that the royal family had a private and relaxing trip, John let them use his private, fuel-efficient jet.

“To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™.”

“I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis,” he finished.

Ellen DeGeneres and Pink defend Markle and Prince Harry

John isn’t the only star who has come out in defense of the couple amid the recent bashing.

Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter to show her support of the couple.

“Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation,” DeGeneres tweeted. “They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people.”

“Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better,” she said.

Singer Pink also came to the Duke and Duchess’ aide.

“I’m happy to see people coming to the defense of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” she tweeted. “The way people treat her is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while. It’s out of control. Let’s all be a bit kinder, huh? Let’s show our children that it’s cool to be kind.”