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US NewsSir Elton attacks 'malicious' accounts of Harry and Meghan's visit

20:20  19 august  2019
20:20  19 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: Harry and Meghan holidayed in Nice earlier this month. Image: Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish attended Harry and Meghan ' s wedding. The trip - 756 miles (1,217km) each way - would have generated seven times the emissions per person than a commercial flight, it was reported.

Sir Elton urged the press to stop the "relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis". Labour MP David Lammy tweeted his support for Sir Elton , adding: "The hounding of Harry and Meghan is becoming a witch-hunt replete with nasty

Sir Elton attacks 'malicious' accounts of Harry and Meghan's visit © PA Harry and Meghan holidayed in Nice earlier this month

Sir Elton John has attacked what he describes as "distorted and malicious" accounts of Harry and Meghan's private stay at his home in Nice.

The singer posted a series of tweets after newspaper reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had taken four trips by private jet in 11 days.

He said: "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.

"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.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to the Nottingham Academy in Nottingham, on "I am deeply distressed by today' s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke Sir Elton John, David Furnish and David and Victoria Beckham inside St George' s Chapel at Harry and

Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over " malicious " reporting of the "I am deeply distressed by today's distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke "I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan ' s commitment to charity and I'm calling on the

Sir Elton attacks 'malicious' accounts of Harry and Meghan's visit © Getty Sir Elton said he had wanted to give the family a private holiday

"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."

He said that an "appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint" was made to support Prince Harry's "commitment to the environment".

He added: "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."

Sir Elton attacks 'malicious' accounts of Harry and Meghan's visit © Getty Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish attended Harry and Meghan's wedding

Sir Elton, one of the world's best-selling music artists, was writing after criticism of Meghan, 38, and Harry, 34, for flying by private jet despite their campaigning about environmental issues, such as climate change.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take SECOND private plane in two days as they 'jet off to the South of France' just 48 hours after Ibiza holiday - despite their long-running support for environmental causes

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take SECOND private plane in two days as they 'jet off to the South of France' just 48 hours after Ibiza holiday - despite their long-running support for environmental causes The Royals (pictured) used the £15million plane (similar pictured) on a trip to Nice in the South of France just 48 hours after it was revealed they used one for a secret six-day trip to Ibiza.

Sir Elton John has lashed out over the treatment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and compared it to the "intrusion" which led to Princess Diana' s Sir Elton launched the passionate defence of the couple online and begged for "fair coverage" after photos emerged of them boarding a private jet with

Singer Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over their use of private jets. “I am deeply distressed by today’ s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke Elton .” The musician famously performed at the funeral of Harry ’ s late mother Diana, Princess of They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you

The Sun reported that the couple used a 12-seater Cessna plane for the trip to Nice, where Sir Elton has a £15m home.

The newspaper said that the couple chose to hire a private jet costing more than £20,000, despite there being many commercial jet departures to choose from at a fraction of the price.

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Sir Elton attacks 'malicious' accounts of Harry and Meghan's visit

The trip - 756 miles each way - would have generated seven times the emissions per person than the commercial flight, it was said.

And it came just days after the couple travelled almost 1,000 miles by private jet to the party island of Ibiza to celebrate Meghan's birthday.

Buckingham Palace had earlier declined to comment on the report.

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