Sussexes fly to Caribbean on a private jet days after conference

Harry and Meghan fly to Caribbean on a private jet… days after attending a conference where attendees were told ‘climate change is impacting our mental health’

  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew over 4,000 miles by private jet after summit 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew off to a Caribbean island on a private jet just days after attending a conference discussing the impact of climate change on mental health.

Harry and Meghan used a Dassault Falcon 7X jet to fly from New Jersey to Canouan after attending the summit in New York on October 10, and again for the four hour hop between the exclusive retreat and Atlanta, Georgia. 

They attended the conference organised by Project Healthy Minds, during which Zak Williams, the son of comedian and actor Robin Williams told attendees that climate change was adversely effecting mental health, particularly in young people.

The couple have in the past been keen to highlight their green credentials. When interviewed by Oprah Winfrey two years ago, Harry identified climate change and mental health as the two ‘pressing issues’.

But the pair aren’t strangers to private jets either. In 2019 Harry and Meghan came under scrutiny for racking up four flights by private jet in the space of just 11 days, including one to Sir Elton John’s home in Nice.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took several flights by private jet days after attending a summit in New York in which the effects of climate change on mental health were discussed

Attendees were told at the conference, organised by non profit organisation Project Health Minds, that climate change was having a particularly adverse effect on young people

Harry has previously insisted that he uses commercial flights ‘99% of my life’, but has been spotted using private jets on several occasions, including in 2019 when he and Meghan took four private flights in just 11 days

The Sussexes flew by private jet from New Jersey to Caribbean island Canouan, and then to Atlanta in Georgia

Sources close to Harry say that the Dassault 7X Falcon the couple used belonged to a friend with a property on Canouan

Harry and Meghan pictured leaving a gourmet food store inside the Sandy Lane Yacht Club and Marina in Glossy Bay, after they flew off to Canouan in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Private flights emit more fuel per passenger than their commercial counterparts.

The Sussexes private flights totalled over 4,000 miles, burning 9.6 tons of CO2 emissions. 

A source close to Harry said the Falcon 7X belonged to a friend who has a property on Canouan, the Mirror reported.

They added that the couple had used a commercial flight to reach the mental health summit in New York.

Harry has previously said that he takes commercial flights ‘99% of my life’, while implying that he sometimes uses private jets to ‘ensure my family are safe’.

Former MP and Liberal Democrat frontbencher Norman Baker said the Sussexes were both unnecessarily damaging the environment ‘through travel habits’ and hypocritical about the significance of the climate crisis.

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