Harry and Meghan 'spent $38000 on private jet to Ibiza'

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Meghan and Harry in Dubbo, Australia last October. Photo: Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private jet to Ibiza reportedly cost up to $38,000, but who paid remains unclear.

Earlier this week, Spanish press reported that Harry, 34, and Meghan, 38, spent six days on the Balearic island with their three-month-old son Archie Harrison, in a private villa.

The trip was to celebrate Meghan’s birthday on August 4 and would have marked baby Archie’s first trip abroad.

The couple are said to have travelled with their security team and ‘local forces were not needed.'

Meghan and Harry pictured with baby Archie at a polo match in July. Photo: Getty Images

Flight logs obtained by Mail Online show the only private plane travelling to Ibiza from Farnborough Airport in Hampshire on Tuesday 6 August was a Gulfstream 200.

The airport is 20 miles, roughly a 35-minute drive, from Harry and Meghan’s home in Windsor.

It’s been claimed that the royals then returned to the UK on Monday this week, on a nine-seater Cessna 500 XL, which is owned by luxury private aviation company NetJets, known as the 'the Uber for billionaires.'

Each aircraft offers in-flight fine dining, entertainment, grooming products and WiFi.

It is not known who paid for the Sussexes’ flight, but Harry’s millionaire pal Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras is understood to be a user of NetJets.

Environmental misstep

According to the Mail, the journey by private jet would have emitted six times more carbon dioxide than a commercial flight.

Buckingham Palace has declined to comment.

It comes after controversial reports claimed Prince Harry travelled to the Google summit in Sicily by private jet, earlier this month, where he gave a speech about climate change, while barefoot.

In Meghan’s guest edited issue of British Vogue, Harry also discussed environment, responsibility and climate change with primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, 85.

In the interview, the duke explained why it’s important to wake up to the “the damage and the destruction that we’re (humans are) causing.”

He also said that he and Meghan only plan to have “two children, maximum” to help protect the planet.

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