Prince Harry defends taking private jets

Prince Harry has been travelling by private jet to keep his family "safe".
Prince Harry

Prince Harry has been travelling by private jet to keep his family “safe”.

The 34-year-old royal – who has four-month-old son Archie with wife Duchess Meghan – has come under fire recently for taking four private planes this summer despite his outspoken attitude towards climate change. However, he has now defended the decision and admitted he could “do better”.

“There needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure my family is safe.”

— Prince Harry

Speaking in Amsterdam on Tuesday – where he was launching the Sussex Royal Foundation’s new initiative Travalyst – he said: “We can all do better. And while no one is perfect, we are all responsible for our individual impact. The question is what we do to balance it out.

“I came here by commercial. I spend 99 per cent of my life travelling the world by commercial. Occasionally, there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure my family is safe, and it’s genuinely as simple as that. But as I said in my speech, for me, it’s about balance.”