Elton John Defends Megan Markle and Prince Harry After Private Jet Criticism

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Elton John defends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over private Jet
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This should be a time of complete bliss for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they celebrate life with their baby son Archie. However, much like so many of the royals that have proceeded them, the couple have found their lives mocked and criticized by various members of the media as of late. Things got so bad during their recent family vacation that many of the world’s biggest superstars, including Elton John, had to speak up.

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The first of those superstars was Sir Elton.

“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,” he wrote in a five Tweet Twitter thread shared with fans on Monday (August 19) following accusations that taking a private plane contradicted their efforts to protect the environment.”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.”

He continued,  “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™.”

Elton concluded with a request for the press. “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. Elton.”

In the hours after John’s tweets, Ellen DeGeneres and music superstar Pink also lent their support to the couple.

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“Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation,” the Emmy winner wrote. “They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better.”

“I’m happy to see people coming to the defense of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” Pink later wrote on her Twitter page.  “The way people treat her is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while. It’s out of control. Let’s all be a bit kinder, huh? Let’s show our children that it’s cool to be kind.”

We like that advice Pink!