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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly the least eco-friendly members of the royal family.
A new study has revealed that the pair rank the lowest, while Harry’s father Prince Charles has been crowned the eco-friendliest royal.
The news come from experts at SaveOnEnergy.com/uk, who created a scoring system based on members of the royal family’s travel carbon footprint, their environmental charities and patronages, environmental engagements and how eco-friendly their wardrobes are.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex scored just nine eco-points each and they had the third worst carbon footprint of all the royals studied.
While the royal couple do own an electric car and Meghan is known for her love of sustainable fashion brands, they scored less when it came to their engagement with environment charities and engagements between March 2019 and 2020.
The pair also recently signed a multi-year, multi-million deal with Netflix to produce documentaries, films and children’s TV shows.
Harry, 36, was previously slammed for hiring an entire £12,000 first class train carriage for himself and his team for a journey back to London from an eco-conference in Edinburgh.
In first place was Prince Charles with 156 eco-points, followed by his wife the Duchess of Cornwall with 84 eco-points. Prince Phillip has found himself in third place, while the Duchess of Cambridge is in fourth and Her Majesty The Queen in fifth. Prince William is in sixth, but his recent efforts will no doubt see him climbing the rankings.
The news comes after Prince William launched the Earthshot Prize – a £50 million prize which will award projects that provide “solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems” over the next 10 years.
The 38-year-old has joined forces with Sir David Attenborough for the prize. Sir David recently visited William at his home in Kensington Palace for a private outdoor screening of his new documentary, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.
But William, who released his own ITV documentary called Prince William: A Planet for Us All, has revealed his son Prince George was “so sad” about Sir David’s Netflix documentary about extinction that they had to turn it off halfway through.
The royal said: “The most recent one – the extinction one – actually George and I had to turn it off, we got so sad about it halfway through. He said to me: ‘You know I don’t want to watch this any more’.”
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He continued: “Why has it come to this and you know he’s seven years old and he’s asking me these questions already, he really feels it, and I think every seven-year-old out there can relate to that.”
For more information, visit: https://www.saveonenergy.com/uk/eco-friendly-royals/
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