Prince Harry took £6k helicopter just two days before climate change speech
Prince Harry took a £6k helicopter trip just two days before urging children to take action on climate change , says reports.
The royal is said to have taken a private chopper to Birmingham to carry out two royal engagements on Monday.
The prince risks incurring the wrath of environmentalists not long after Meghan was criticised for catching a private plane from New York.
Taking the flight would have saved the prince just under 40 minutes but the emissions are up to five-times higher.
Alternatively, he could have caught the train using a first class ticket for just £34, reports The Sun .
Harry and Meghan had previously caught a train to Bristol last month after snow caused them to cancel plans for another private flight.
Research by Eurostar has previously found that taking the train saves between 70 and 90% of carbon emissions compared to air travel.
The news has emerged after Harry urged school kids to "wake up" to the prospect of climate change.
He said at an event at Wembley: "Climate change is a humanitarian issue and one where we’ve been far too slow in waking up to the issues and acting on the damaging impact our ways of living are having on the world.
"We now have the facts, the science, the technology and the ability to save not just our planet, but ourselves."
Harry took the helicopter to Birmingham for a three-hour visit to a hospital and open a memorial for victims of the 2015 Tunisia terror attack.
it is thought he used an AgustaWestland A109S Grand Chopper, which comes with a custom interior and leather seats.
Friends of the Earth had previously criticised the Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet with Amal Clooney from New York.
A spokesperson told the Mail Online: “Private air travel obviously comes with a huge carbon footprint.
"Perhaps for future trips the Duchess could consider less carbon-intensive modes of travel.”
William and Kate routinely use helicopters for public visits, most recently to Blackpool on Wednesday.
Kensington Palace told The Sun: “Travel decisions are based on a number of factors, including effective use of time, security and minimising the impact on others, while ensuring the full schedule can be delivered.”
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