Elton John has reacted furiously to the relentless reports in the British press about the flying behavior of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. On social media, the singer calls on journalists to leave the two alone.
“Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, was one of my most dear friends”
The duke and duchess of Sussex have been under fire for days because they travel back and forth with private aircraft. In various media they were portrayed as hypocrites because on the one hand they argue for measures to protect the climate and the environment while taking the plane. Monday was the time again, when the British tabloids learned that Harry and Meghan had visited Elton John in Nice, and again with their own flight.
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. pic.twitter.com/WjVRDSMX0z— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 19, 2019
“I feel terrible because of the distorted and hateful media coverage,” Elton writes in a series of messages on Twitter. “Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, was one of my most dear friends. I feel obliged to protect Harry and his family from the press, which contributed to the premature death of Diana.”
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.— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 19, 2019
Elton says that Harry and Meghan had come over to his invitation. “After a hectic year of hard work and dedication to charities, David and I wanted to offer the young family a private vacation in the safety and tranquility of our home. To protect them, we offered them a private flight.”
The singer was aware of the work that Harry is doing for the climate and made sure that the flight was CO2 neutral. “I deeply respect what Harry and Meghan are doing for charity and I call on the press to stop their daily attacks and untruths.”
According to the Daily Mail, Harry and Meghan stayed with Elton from Wednesday to Saturday with their son Archie. It was their fourth trip on a private plane in eleven days. Previously they flew to Ibiza together.