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Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres Defend Harry and Meghan Amid Private Jet Controversy

Elton John, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the European Premiere of The Lion King, London, 2019

21. August 2019 - 09:07 Uhr / Laura Pérez

The fact that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have flown on a private jet four times in the last eleven days has been widely criticized. Now the English singer Elton John and and the American television host Ellen DeGeneres have defended the royal couple.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have showed numerous times how committed they are in regards of protecting the environment, that's why the fact that they have flown on a private jet four times in the last eleven days has been widely criticized; some think that it is "unusual" for a royal couple. 

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry arrive to watch the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox play the first of a two-game Baseball series at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 2019

Sir Elton John defends Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, who have remained silent about the accusations, visited their friend and music star Elton John in Nice, and it seems that the English singer doesn't support the accusations against the royal couple. In one of his most recent Instagram updates he wrote: "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."

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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. 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. After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry's commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™ I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan's commitment to charity and I'm calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis.

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Elton John also confirmed that he paid for the royal couple to fly to and from his mansion in France and said that "after a hectic year in which they both worked hard for charity", he and his husband only wanted to make a pleasant stay for them. He also made it clear that the flight was carbon neutral.

Ellen DeGeneres also defends the royal couple

The television personality also opened up about the allegations against Harry and Meghan: "Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation. They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people."

Ellen also mentioned that she disagrees with the idea of "being attacked for everything you do." She is the latest celebrity to show her support for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, who lately have been highly criticized after their decision to use a private jet to go on vacations.