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‘Hands off my Harry!’ Elton leaps to duke’s defence over jet ‘hypocrisy’

According to the pop star, it’s okay to take four private jet flights in 11 days and yet still claim you’re eco-friendly

Robert Mendick

Elton John, by his own admission, counted Diana, Princess of Wales as “one of my dearest friends” and movingly sang at her funeral. This week the pop-rock star leapt to the defence of her younger son in an attempt to shield the Duke of Sussex and his wife from “relentless and untrue assassinations” amid allegations of hypocrisy over their private jet flights.

In putting a metaphorical arm around the duke and duchess, Sir Elton disclosed that he had paid for the couple to fly on a private jet to his home in the south of France. He said they and their son Archie needed the “safety and tranquillity” offered by his palatial villa on the French Riviera.

Sir Elton, 72, insisted he and his husband, David Furnish, had made “an appropriate contribution” to a company that specialises in offsetting carbon emissions. The flights, he said, were as a consequence carbon neutral...

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