Prince Harry Just Dealt With This Royal Scandal In the Most Unexpected Way
Except for extreme circumstances, Buckingham Palace and the British royal family have a very explicit way of dealing with controversy: they ignore it.
When those nasty rumors about Prince William cheating on Kate Middleton with her “rural rival” Rose Hanbury started circulating a few months ago, we didn’t hear a peep from the Palace. No public statements were made about Meghan Markle and her family drama. Same goes for many other scandals that have happened over the years.
But rather than maintaining silence during the massive private jet controversy going on right now with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke of Sussex is trying a different tactic. And the whole thing is very out of character for him and the royal family in general.
Prince Harry has faced so much criticism lately
The private jet debacle is just one of so many controversies that Prince Harry has been involved in lately. Ever since marrying Meghan Markle, the press and royal fans have been questioning his every move, wondering why Prince Harry was so devoted to privacy and if he was really feuding with his brother, Prince William. Most people assumed Meghan Markle was to blame for the change.
Prince Harry is also being accused of becoming too political. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are committed to raising awareness for climate change concerns, but critics question if they’re being hypocritical about it. Especially when they arrive at events on private jets.
The Duke of Sussex admitted he made a mistake
Though he did take time to defend himself, Prince Harry did something that’s not easy for anyone — he confessed that he was in the wrong. At a recent event in Amsterdam, the royal activist joked with onlookers after assuring them he’d taken a commercial flight to get there. “Having spent last night here — I don’t know about you guys but it was definitely the best nights’ sleep I’ve had for the last four months!” he quipped.
While addressing the controversy, Prince Harry said he planned to make up for his carbon footprint. “We can all do better and while no one is perfect, we all have a responsibility for our own individual impact,” he said. “The question is what we do to balance it out.”
Prince Harry defended his decision to fly on private planes
Though he did admit he could do better, Prince Harry didn’t take all of the blame. “I came here by commercial. I spend 99% of my life traveling the world by commercial,” he explained. “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.”
But now he’s trying to make up for those rare times. Along with other travel industry members, Prince Harry is helping to launch a new initiative to make air travel cleaner and greener. Prince Harry called Travalyst the “first-of-its-kind coalition, a united front of businesses dedicated to making travel an engine for sustainability” saying it will “transform the future of travel for everyone.”
We can all hope that comes to pass. Either way, we’re glad to see Prince Harry practicing humility and admitting to making mistakes like the rest of us!