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Prince Harry defends decision to use private jet on holidays

The Royals faced backlash for using a private jet numerous times

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Prince Harry has defended his family using a private plane while travelling abroad.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex faced backlash for using a jet on recent holidays to Ibiza and France with their son Archie.

In response to the controversy, they launched an eco-tourism initiative, Travalyst.

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Travalyst is a “a global initiative striving to change the impact of travel, for good.”

Speaking at the launch of Travalyst in Amsterdam today, Prince Harry defended using a private jet 4 times in 11 days over the summer.

“Occasionally there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure that my family are safe, it’s generally as simple as that.”

Speaking on how he got to Amsterdam he stated “I came here by commercial. I spend 99% of my life travelling the world by commercial.”

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Elton John jumped to the defence of Harry and Meghan earlier last month by saying that they offset their carbon emissions when they travelled to his home in Nice for a birthday party.

Offsetting carbon emissions allows passengers to compensate for the emissions produced as a result of their flight.