King Charles Schools Harry & Meghan on Royalty

Exploring the contrasting travel choices of the royal family

by Zain ul Abedin
King Charles Schools Harry & Meghan on Royalty
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In a recent tour to Kenya, King Charles III captivated the public with his mindful approach to royalty, subtly imparting valuable lessons on royal conduct to his family members, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The 74-year-old sovereign, known for his silent mentorship and guidance within royal circles, showcased a commendable example of responsibility and awareness, offering a gentle reminder of royal duties to his youngest son and daughter-in-law.

During this historic visit, King Charles demonstrated his commitment to sustainable practices, opting to travel on a "sustainable" plane. This decision appears to be a subtle nudge to the Duke and Duchess of Suss*x, who recently faced criticism for their use of a private jet during a Caribbean tour.

The King’s transportation choice speaks volumes, aligning with his longstanding advocacy for environmental stewardship. Accompanied by the Queen, King Charles embarked on the first Commonwealth journey of their reign aboard the RAF Voyager, a plane used for transporting British VIPs.

Cameron Walker, the Royal Correspondent for GB News, highlighted the monarch's dedication to sustainable travel, sharing that 40 percent of the aircraft’s fuel tanks were filled with sustainable aviation fuel, upon the King’s explicit request.

Scrutiny on Suss*x Travels

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan were scrutinised for their travel choices, having flown on a Dassault Falcon 7X jet for a holiday trip from New Jersey to Canouan. This journey occurred shortly after they attended a summit in New York, followed by another private jet trip between the retreat and Atlanta, Georgia.

The pair had just participated in a conference hosted by Project Healthy Minds. Critics have pointed out the apparent contradiction between the Duke and Duchess's public stance on environmental issues and their travel habits.

King Charles, with his unwavering commitment to environmental conservation, serves as a stark contrast, continuing the royal tradition of leading by example. While some interpret the monarch’s actions as a subtle critique of Harry and Meghan's choices, it ultimately serves as a poignant reminder of the responsibilities of royal privilege, encouraging a more mindful approach to public life.

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