Royal Family and world leaders blasted as ‘hypocrites’ over use of private jets

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's private jet usage has again come into the spotlight following a wider row about the Royal Family's climate change impact.

This week world leaders are attending COP26, a climate change summit being held in Glasgow.

Although the Queen will not be attending the summit following her recent health scare, Prince Charles, 72, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are set to make an appearance.

Chris Ship, ITV News’ Royal Editor commented how billboards have been brought out in Glasgow ahead of the conference by Republic, an anti-monarchy campaign group, blasting the royals as hypocrites, Express reports.

The slamming billboards allege that world leaders are hypocrites for their usages of “helicopter flights, private jets, multiple huge homes and personal train” while continuing to be so outspoken on the pressing issue of climate change.

US President Joe Biden was blasted by critics for using as many as 85 petrol engine cars in his motorcade for a UN climate change meeting.

New footage shows a huge trail of vehicles accompanying the 78-year-old American leader down a cleared-out M8 motorway, as he and his team travelled to the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

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Biden will be staying in Edinburgh for the duration of the summit, meaning it is likely the entire security detail will be making the 46 mile journey between Glasgow and Edinburgh in their vehicles at least twice a day.

Twitter users from both sides of the Atlantic were quick to point out the 'hypocrisy' of the President using multiple cars' worth of fossil fuels while claiming to take determined action on carbon dioxide emissions.

Kevin Reynolds wrote: "All them taking 1 Man to a Climate Conference….makes perfect sense that does!!"

While Daniel Hutchinson sarcastically quipped: "But the working man, meat eaters and people who take holidays are the problem."

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