The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have once again come under fire, this time for their apparent “hypocrisy” over their environmental commitments. After using a convoy of seven vehicles for a 200-foot trip to a mental health event in New York.
Royal commentator Charles Rae didn’t hold back, branding the couple “clowns” in a scathing critique on GB News.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in New York
Rae highlighted the stark contrast in the travel arrangements of Harry and Meghan, Prince William and Kate Middleton who arrived at a similar event in Birmingham without any fanfare.
The royal observer claims that this highlights the “hypocrisy of the Sussexes” given their repeated calls for climate action.
Charles highlights that despite Harry’s claim that the climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity, his addiction to private jets and now SUV convoys sends a very contradictory message.
While his appearance at the World Mental Health Day conference to speak on such an important topic was commendable, this good work was sadly overshadowed.
For Rae, the excessive security precautions also appear dubious, given that the New York Police Department denied that any major incident occurred during the Sussexes’ last visit to the Big Apple.
“There is no justification for seven vehicles,” he commented.
For self-proclaimed green warriors who claim to be committed to sustainability, this ostentatious display of wealth and privilege demonstrates poor judgment.
To Rae, for all the Sussexes’ talk of supporting worthy causes, they behave more like celebrities and in her words seem more like “clowns from Montecito” than climate advocates.