LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres spoke out on Monday in assist of Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan, calling them a down-to-earth and hardworking couple who had been being unfairly attacked by the media.
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, greets Canadian producer David Furnish as British singer-songwriter Elton John speaks with Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as they arrive for the European premiere of the movie The Lion King in London, Britain July 14, 2019. Niklas Halle’n/Pool by way of REUTERS/File Photograph
John recalled his friendship with Harry’s mom, the late Princess Diana, in a collection of tweets by which he appealed to the press to cease the just about every day “relentless and unfaithful assassinations on their character.”
The “Rocketman” singer was responding to criticism in Britain over two current holidays taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their three-month-old child Archie to Spain, and to the south of France, the place the couple stayed at John’s villa in Good.
Britain’s Solar newspaper on the weekend blasted the royal couple – Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and his American spouse, a former actress – as hypocritical “eco warriors” for flying on personal jets regardless of voicing issues over the surroundings and conservation.
John tweeted that he supplied Harry and Meghan with a non-public jet to his dwelling for safety causes however stated a contribution was made to Carbon Footprint Ltd, which offsets carbon emissions by funding environmentally pleasant initiatives.
He added that he was “deeply distressed by (the) distorted and malicious account within the press” round their Good go to final week.
In separate remarks, U.S. discuss present host DeGeneres stated on Twitter she had met and talked with Harry and Meghan in England about their work on wildlife conservation.
“They had been probably the most down-to-earth, compassionate folks. Think about being attacked for all the things you do, when all you’re making an attempt to do is make the world higher,” she wrote.
Harry and Meghan’s marriage ceremony in Could 2018 was marked by an outpouring of affection in Britain however lower than a yr later the couple have discovered themselves on the receiving finish of a barrage of unfavourable tales within the media. They’ve ranged from the $three million value of renovating their new dwelling to experiences dubbing Meghan “Duchess Troublesome.”
Whereas a lot reporting by the British press on the royal household is respectful, verging on the sycophantic, at different occasions it may be harshly crucial, even merciless.
The couple haven’t publicly responded to the varied assaults on them.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant, Enhancing by Rosalba O’Brien