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We Finally Get Why People Are Calling Harry And Meghan Hypocrites

September 11, 2019


In May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s
wedding kicked off a new wave of royal fever. Since then, their every move has been ruthlessly
picked apart by the press, with several media outlets calling them “hypocrites.” Here are some of the most dramatic examples. Do Harry and Meghan genuinely care about the
environment? “Eliminate plastics. Conserve water. Protect wildlife and their unique habitats.” Prince Harry has often talked about how we
all need to reduce our carbon footprint, releasing a statement in June 2019 that read in part: “With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting
this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.” So when it was revealed that the royal couple
had taken four private flights in just 11 days in August 2019, the press had a field
day. “A lot of people have labeled them hypocrites.” According to the Independent, the Sussexes
flew to Nice for a getaway with baby Archie just days after celebrating Markle’s 38th
birthday on the island of Ibiza. And they reportedly traveled on private jets
for both trips. According to the Mirror, the Ibiza vacation
is estimated to have dumped 12.5 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Ken Wharfe, a former bodyguard to Harry’s
late mother Princess Diana, told the Mirror: “Harry can’t be preaching about the catastrophic
effects of climate change while jetting around the world on a private plane.” While in Nice, the royals reportedly stayed
at Sir Elton John’s multi-million dollar hilltop villa. The “Rocket Man” singer was quick to defend
the royal couple on Instagram, posting: “To support Prince Harry’s commitment to
the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate
contribution to [sustainability consultancy company] Carbon Footprint.” Meanwhile, several celebrities leapt to the
royal couple’s defense, with talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres tweeting: “Imagine being attacked for everything you
do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better.” In February 2019, Meghan Markle returned to
the States for her baby shower, spending five days in New York City. According to the Daily Mail, she opted to
make the six-hour journey across the Atlantic in a private jet rather than a commercial
flight. All in all, the trip reportedly cost $500,000. I did find it to be tacky. I found it to be very Kardashian-style, glitzy,
glamorous.” As one angry Twitter user wrote: “That trip cost half a million. No wonder there are anti-royalists out there
when we’ve got thousands of homeless people on our streets.” Another angry tweet read: “The obscene cost of this 5 day trip is utter
hypocrisy. Not to mention the carbon footprint of taking
a private jet” These concerns were echoed by a Friends of
the Earth spokesman, who told MailOnline: “Private air travel obviously comes with a
huge carbon footprint. Perhaps for future trips the Duchess could
consider less carbon intensive modes of travel. We invite her to set a good climate trend
by flying less.” Of course, every pregnant woman deserves a
baby shower. But some people didn’t like the idea of Markle
partying the night away in the Penthouse Suite of the five-star Mark Hotel. The room reportedly costs $75,000 dollars
a night, according to the Daily Mail. Meghan Markle wasn’t the first royal to guest-edit
a magazine, but the fact that she was taking charge of the September 2019 issue of British
Vogue certainly rankled some members of the press. British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful
was certainly excited about the coup: “Meghan, with this issue, wanted to, sort
of, put across these incredible changemakers – these women who are changing the world today.” Not everyone was having it, though. The Yorkshire Post’s Jayne Dowle wrote: “It is the sense of entitlement – and now,
more seriously, the hypocrisy – which is getting out of hand. […] Can this really be the same woman who
refused, in concordance with her husband presumably, to reveal details of where her son was born
– and then baby Archie’s godparents following the baby’s christening?” In recent years, TV personality Piers Morgan
has been incredible vocal in criticizing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – particularly the
latter. “Is Meghan really ‘fake’ and ‘a piece of work’
as I know you’ve said before?” “You know what, I”m sorry to have to say this,
but I’m afraid I think she is.” After learning that Markle had spent seven
months editing her Vogue issue, Morgan penned a column for the Daily Mail. He was particularly annoyed that the issue
would be tackling the notion of “privilege,” writing: “I’m sure the one thing we all need most in
the world right now is a fabulously rich and entitled princess lecturing us on privilege
from her servant-laden royal quarters.” Meanwhile, the headline for that piece referred
to Markle’s guest-editing gig as: “Me-Me-Meghan Markle’s shamelessly hypocritical
super-woke Vogue stunt” Quite the mo-mo-mouthful, isn’t it? Wimbledon is one of the biggest sporting events
in the British calendar – a famous tennis tournament attended by countless photographers. Well, when she showed up to the event in 2019,
Meghan Markle clearly didn’t want to be photographed: Security explained that she was there in a,
quote, “private capacity.” That didn’t go down well with some members
of the British press. In a scathing piece for The Telegraph, media
consultant Sally Jones wrote: “No wonder there is a growing tide of resentment
against the Sussexes for their secretive, high maintenance attitude and diva-ish demands
for privacy when it suits them.” Jones subsequently visited Piers Morgan on
Good Morning Britain, and you can imagine how that went down: “I’m not a big fan of Miss Markle and I’m
particularly not a big fan of the way that she and Prince Harry appear to want their
cake and eat it on privacy.” Elsewhere in the segment, Morgan said: “It’s frankly hypocritical and they’re not
private people, they’re the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. If you want to be private, go back to America
and live privately. It’s pretty straightforward.” Sometimes it really seems like the British
press is out to get Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In January 2019, the Daily Mail’s Tom Leonard
blasted Markle for serving avocado on toast to one of her guests. The trouble began when a friend of Markle’s
posted an Instagram photo of their breakfast together, captioning it: “Thank you Meghan for being the consummate
hostess this weekend and still being the #avocadotoast whisperer, YUM!” In his Daily Mail story, Leonard wrote: “The campaigning duchess may be passionate
when it comes to racial equality and female empowerment, but for someone who wants to
save the planet, she’s committed something of a faux pas with avocados.” He goes on to explain: “The fact is that rampant avocado production
in the Third World has been linked with water shortages, human rights abuses, illegal deforestation,
ecosystem destruction and general environmental devastation.” Omid Scobie, a royal contributor for ABC News,
was clearly amused by the brouhaha. He tweeted: “That avocado toast pic really triggered some
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