CLOSEpga event in west virginia giving free admission fan prizes - Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres defend Harry & Meghan from 'malicious' media coverage

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex on the premiere of “The Lion King” in London on July 14, 2019. (Picture: VICKIE FLORES/ EPA-EFE)

Elton John is royally ticked off on the British media for “distorted and malicious” protection of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, which he compared to the “unnecessary press intrusion” he feels led to Princess Diana’s death in 1997.

John was on a Twitter tear Monday about media reports in Britain about the royal couple’s latest private flights for holidays with baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 

Harry and Meghan’s choice to take private jets for their getaways has “embroiled (them) in another hypocrisy row” due to their outspoken support for environmental issues, including campaigning against climate change, according to The Daily Mail.

Duchess Meghan of Sussex cradles baby son Archie as she leaves the private jet she and Prince Harry used to fly to Nice, France, for a summer holiday at Elton John’s villa near Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, over the August 17-18 weekend. (Photo: DFGRI/ EliotPress/MEGA)

Other British tabloids, such as The Sun, reported similar criticism, labeling the Sussexes “eco-warriors.” “Eco-hypocrites,” jibed the Daily Express. 

“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,” John tweeted. 

“Prince Harry’s Mom, Diana Princess Of Wales used to be one in all my dearest pals. I think a profound sense of legal responsibility to give protection to Harry and his circle of relatives from the useless press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s premature dying,” John added. (He famously remodeled “Candle within the Wind” and sang it throughout Diana’s shifting funeral carrier in Westminster Abbey.)

“I extremely recognize and applaud each Harry and Meghan’s dedication to charity and I’m calling at the press to stop those relentless and unfaithful assassinations on their personality which can be spuriously crafted on a virtually day by day foundation,” John tweeted.

John used to be now not the one famous person to take factor with Harry and Meghan’s remedy. Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter to shield the royals from being “attacked.”

“Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to discuss their paintings on flora and fauna conservation,” she wrote. “They had been essentially the most down-to-earth, compassionate folks. Believe being attacked for the entirety you do, when all you’re seeking to do is make the sector higher.”

John and DeGeneres’ tweets got here an afternoon after the Mail printed footage of the couple arriving, with Meghan clutching Three-month-old Archie, through a non-public jet within the south of France, simply once they returned to Britain from the Spanish holiday island Ibiza within the Mediterranean. 

“It’s estimated Prince Harry and Meghan generated an estimated seven instances the emissions in keeping with particular person in comparison to a business flight after they flew to Great,” The Mail reported. 

This used to be an excessive amount of for John. 

“To reinforce Prince Harry’s dedication to the surroundings, we ensured their flight used to be carbon impartial, through making the suitable contribution to Carbon Footprint™,” he tweeted.

John stated the younger royals were running onerous on their charity paintings and deserved a wreck. He stated he and husband David Furnish made up our minds to supply them with a non-public jet flight for additonal safety. 

“After a busy 12 months proceeding their onerous paintings and willpower to charity, David and I sought after the younger circle of relatives to have a non-public vacation throughout the protection and calmness of our house. To deal with a top degree of much-needed coverage, we equipped them with a non-public jet flight,” John tweeted.

Piers Morgan, the tabloid columnist, “Just right Morning Britain” co-host and common Sussex critic, tweeted that the couple are “past parody.”

However now not everybody on Twitter used to be so disenchanted; no less than one consumer praised John for protecting Harry and Meghan, and jabbed the media in addition.

“Love Elton. We will have to battle liars who’re amplifying their pretend outrage over Meghan and Harry’s flights. It is only a cause for racists and hate teams over one thing THEY themselves do. Let’s get started stalking THEM. To find pics of THEM flying…broomsticks pollute too! Ha ha!,” tweeted Phillipa Charlotte. 

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