Now reports claim the Duke of Sussex was ‘warned’ by aides not to take the jet, that ‘it would come back to bite him’, and that he ‘ignored advice’.
The Express reports that Italian newspaper Giornale di Sicilia wrote a story that 114 private planes ferrying VIP guests to the conference had landed at Palermo, the capital of Sicily, raising eyebrows.
Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday quoted a source saying: “Aides warned Harry against taking a private flight to Sicily to attend a Google climate change conference. The Prince ignored the guidance and got on the plane. It came back to bite him – badly.”
During the conference, the Duke, 35, gave a barefoot speech about the dangers of climate change.
The fact that he took a private jet to give this speech prompted backlash.
ED! has contacted Harry and Meghan’s representatives for comment.
Earlier in September Piers and co-host Susanna Reid were discussing Prince Harry’s recent trip to Amsterdam where he revealed he spends “99 per cent of his life travelling the world by commercial aircraft”.
However, he admitted to “occasionally” flying in private jets in order to “keep his family safe”.
He was responding to a tirade of fury over his use of four private jets in just eleven days over the summer.
He said: “I’ve got no problem with royals using private jets, I’ve done all of that myself.
“My problem comes when they’re trying to be the high priest and priestess of environmental preaching. You can’t do both.”
“You’re either going to be a senior royal or you’re going to be a private jet-guzzling celebrity,” he finished.
The royal couple is currently on tour in Africa.
Only last week the Prince followed his mother, Princess Diana’s footsteps by visiting Angola to observe work done by The Halo Trust in clearing landmines.
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