The recent press coverage of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan holiday in Nice has infuriated Elton John. The comments refer to the couple's private vacation flight with their baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The musician was a close friend of Princess Diana and her sons, Harry, 34, and William, 38. John even worked with them on several charity projects.

The famous song "Candle in the Wind" was re-elaborated and performed by John for the emotional funeral of Diana´s at Westminster Abbey.


“Hypocrites” called them the press. According to The Daily Mail, the fact that Harry and Meghan chose private flights for their holidays makes them "protagonists of another hypocrisy".

The couple has always spoken publicly of their support for environmental issues, including a campaign for climate change.

Harry and Meghan had been singled out as "eco.warriors," a rating that other tabloids like the Sun transformed into "ecological hypocrites," adding to the couple's criticism, including the Daily Mail's claim that Harry and Meghan gas emissions to Nice are seven times greater than a commercial flight to the same destination.

In light of these commentaries, a concerned Elton John said on Twitter that he was "deeply saddened by today's distorted and malicious account in the press of the private stay of the Dukes of Sussex in my home in Nice last week”.

The couple's flight was carbon neutral

According to Elton John, the couple´s flight was carbon neutral. Elton John also said that "to support Prince Harry's commitment to the environment, we made sure his flight was carbon neutral by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™," he stated.

The musician´s tweets followed The Mail's publication of photos of the couple as well as their baby Archie on Meghan´s arms when the royal duo arrived in southern France after returning from a holiday on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Elton John said that "Prince Harry's mother, Diana Princess of Wales, was "one of her dearest friends" and therefore it was his profound duty "to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary intrusion of the press that contributed to Diana's untimely death".

"I highly respect and applaud Harry and Meghan's commitment to charity," John added while calling on the press to put an end to "these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis."