Elton John is absolutely right to be angry about press treatment of his French vacation for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I don’t understand this constant obsessing over this couple, and the incredible criticism. Elton says he flew them to Nice in his private plane– and that he paid for their carbon footprint. What were they supposed to do? Easy Jet? Are you kidding? People are much more daft than they used to be. Elton can do what he damn pleases. Harry’s mother was his close friend. He doesn’t have to explain himself.
Here’s what Sir Elton says:
“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.”