Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the inconvenient Range Rover

Installed in Montecito since the “Megxit” in 2020, the Sussexes have just acquired a controversial luxury SUV since it contravenes the recommendations of California, at war against polluting emissions.

Yet another controversy under the sun of Montecito. Exiled to California, the prince harry and Meghan Markle now lead the good life (at least they try) away from these English tabloids that they hate the most. But despite their move to the other side of the Atlantic, their every move continues to be scrutinized by the tabloid press. Thereby, The Express revels in the couple’s latest awkwardness. Namely, the purchase of a new Range Rover which in addition to being very expensive (119,000 pounds, or approximately 135,000 euros) is above all far too polluting. The CO2 emissions of this state-of-the-art SUV, intended for their security agents, would indeed be 207g/km. That is double the recommended levels in California (95g/km), the British daily reported.

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In the midst of a media battle against Meghan and Harry, the English tabloid The Express did not hesitate to reveal the information, just to underline the hypocrisy of the Sussexes, who say they are committed to the protection of the planet. On the occasion of COP26, in November 2021, they notably announced their desire to achieve a zero carbon objective by 2030. To do this, they announced that they had “makes choices to offset and balance their carbon footprint”. A few years earlier, the couple had come under fire from critics due to repeated flights on private jets.

Pressure on the environment»

Like Harry, the British royal family is firing on all cylinders on the environment. And this, for several years. In a BBC interviewin October 2021, Charles III – who was still only the Prince of Wales – claimed to understand “of course” Greta Thunberg’s criticism of political leaders. “All these young people feel like nothing ever happens, so of course they get frustrated,” he said at the time. Determined to reduce his carbon footprint, the then Duke of Cornwall said he did not eat meat or fish two days a week and reduced his consumption of dairy products. “If more people did this, it would reduce the pressure on the environment a lot,” he said.

More surprisingly, Charles said he drove an Aston Martin, acquired fifty-one years ago and modified to be able to run on “surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese-making process”. In addition, he warned that the vehicle was now running on fuel composed of a mixture of 85% bioethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline.

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For his part, the prince william is also known on the environmental scene for his strong positions. It is moreover at the initiative of the earthshot price, created in 2021 to reward solutions to the climate crisis and which aims to be “the most prestigious global environmental prize in history”. Purpose ? “Dispel the current pessimism about the environment and replace it with optimism and action”.

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