“I mean, come on, the hypocrisy is breathtaking. When we say ‘just for them’, they didn’t even take their children on holiday, so there was a flight to the Caribbean for the two of them. It’s extraordinary when you think about it, isn’t it?
“This is Harry, who started a travel company, who felt so strongly about ethical travel, and how we all need to take fewer holidays, but here he is on a private jet again, just the two of them, for a holiday.”
Mr Eden continued: “We have run diary stories over the years, for example, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent taking EasyJet, a no-frills airline, to the south of France. Catherine and William take their family on standard travel.
“This is not some unusual destination – there are plenty of flights from the USA to the Caribbean, and you can get there in lots of different ways.
“The Royal Family has certainly used private jets but they generally try to use standard flights when possible. However, the whole thorny issue is people talking about the environment and then doing something different in their personal lives.”
Harry and Meghan will have raised eyebrows among eco-activists recently after travelling more than 18,000 miles combined around the world on seven flights across 14 days last month.
But recently, Harry and Meghan faced a furious backlash and were branded “hypocrites” after taking a gas-guzzling seven-car convoy around a single block to attend an event in New York City.
The eco-conscious couple left a garage near the Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards as they made their way to the World Mental Health Day Festival as part of an appearance for their charity, the Archewell Foundation.
They took a left turn on 33rd Street in accordance with the one-way street only to end up at another garage 200ft up the road. Their huge convoy of blacked-out SUVs was flanked by NYPD escorts on the streets of Manhattan, according to MailOnline.
Harry and Meghan appeared to be taking a series of stringent steps to boost safety as it was their first joint appearance in the city since May following their “near catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi after attending the Women of Vision awards.
The Sussexes have often spoken about the importance of protecting the environment. In July 2019, they called for action on climate change, insisting “every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference”.
Harry also revealed in an interview with conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, as part of his Meghan’s edition of British Vogue, the couple had decided to have “two kids maximum” – driven by a desire to help save the planet and noted the earth was only “borrowed”.