Ellen DeGeneres Defends Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Amid Vacation Controversy


Ellen DeGeneres rushed to the protection of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amid an outcry over the couple’s use of personal planes for holidays in Spain and France. 

Critics have slammed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking 4 personal flights in 11 days, apparently contradicting their environmentally pleasant messages. However DeGeneres, who revealed she’s met the royals, wasn’t having it.  

“Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to speak about their work on wildlife conservation,” the discuss present host and comic tweeted on Monday. 

“They have been essentially the most down-to-earth, compassionate folks. Think about being attacked for the whole lot you do, when all you’re attempting to do is make the world higher,” she wrote, alongside an image of the 2. 

Over 70,000 folks preferred DeGeneres’ tweet, however the 3,000 replies to it have been divided in camps supporting the royals or endorsing the criticism directed on the duke and duchess. 

“Thanks so a lot Ellen for having the braveness to say this!” one Twitter person wrote. “We’ve got actually seen the systematic concentrating on of Harry and Meghan with a deliberate goal to carry them down! lt is past heartbreaking and about time that they’re defended with loud voices!” 

Others weren’t so positive why the discuss present host was sticking up for the 2. 

“They’re not being attacked for ‘the whole lot they do’, they’re being criticised for his or her breathtaking hypocrisy, lecturing others on carbon air pollution while travelling all over the place by personal jet or Vary Rover, however you already know that,” one other added.

Elton John additionally spoke up on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following what he referred to as a “distorted and malicious account within the press” of the couple’s trip at his residence in Good, France. 

“Prince Harry’s Mom, Diana Princess Of Wales was considered one of my dearest mates. I really feel a profound sense of obligation to guard Harry and his household from the pointless press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s premature demise,” the singer stated. 

John added that he and his husband, David Furnish, lent the couple their residence to loosen up and likewise offered them with a personal jet flight, which he stated they ensured was carbon-neutral with a contribution to Carbon Footprint.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chat with Elton John as they arrive for the European premiere of "The Lion King" in London on

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chat with Elton John as they arrive for the European premiere of “The Lion King” in London on July 14. 

“I extremely respect and applaud each Harry and Meghan’s dedication to charity and I’m calling on the press to stop these relentless and unfaithful assassinations on their character which can be spuriously crafted on an nearly every day foundation,” John wrote in his newest tweet in regards to the incident. 

In July, the prince spoke with Jane Goodall in regards to the surroundings, duty and local weather change in an interview for British Vogue’s September situation, which Meghan guest-edited. 

“I’ve all the time thought: this place is borrowed,” Harry stated within the interview. “And, absolutely, being as clever as all of us are, or as developed as all of us are purported to be, we must always be capable of go away one thing higher behind for the subsequent era.” 

He added that he and Meghan have been planning on having “two [children], most,” seemingly for environmental causes. 

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