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Royal Hypocrite: Climate Warrior Prince Harry Flew in a Private Jet, then Waited for the Car

Essay by Eric Worrall

Prince Harry spent half an hour in the jet on the ground, with the engines idling, waiting for the Polo gear he left behind to be delivered in a black Range Rover.

Not very eco-friendly! Prince Harry sits in idling $9 million private jet for 30 minutes while he waits for staff to arrive in gas-guzzling Range Rover to deliver his forgotten polo kit

  • Prince Harry was spotted arriving at a Santa Barbara airport in an electric Audi SUV, before boarding the $9 million Bombardier Challenger 600 on Wednesday 
  • He was  about to jet off for an annual polo event at the Aspen Valley Polo Club to join his long-time friend polo star Nacho Figueras
  • Argentinian Figueras, who has played polo alongside Harry many times, attended his wedding to Meghan Markle and he was the first of the royal’s friends to meet his son Archie in 2019
  • The jet belongs to multi-millionaire US businessman Marc Ganzi, who is a close friend of the Royal Family and a polo enthusiast

By ALEX OLIVEIRA and EMMA JAMES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 02:48 AEST, 26 August 2022 | UPDATED: 09:51 AEST, 26 August 2022

Prince Harry was spotted arriving for a flight on a private jet to set off for a one-day polo match – before the aircraft sat idling on the tarmac for at least 30 minutes as it waited for his staff to arrive in a gas-guzzling SUV to drop off his polo kit.

The Duke of Sussex boarded the $9 million Bombardier Challenger 600 at a Santa Barbara airport around 11am on Wednesday to head to the event in Aspen to compete in a round robin tournament.

Harry, who regularly preaches his views about the ‘climate crisis’ hitting the world, arrived at the airport close to his $14million Montecito home in an electric Audi SUV. 

But he then sat in the idling private jet for 30 minutes before the royal’s staff arrived with his polo gear in a black Range Rover at around 11.35am. 

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11143811/Prince-Harry-arrives-private-flight-electric-car-Range-Rover-drops-polo-kit.html

According to the Daily Mail, Prince Harry started his journey in the seaside down of Montecito, where he apparently owns a house – the same town Al Gore lived in. Presumably he wants a close up personal view of that rapid sea level rise climate worriers keep predicting.

The funniest part is Harry only had to wait half an hour in the jet, for the black Range Rover to make the trip by road with all his Polo gear, so it must have been a very short jet flight. The jet engine was kept idling while Prince Harry waited, presumably to power the air conditioner.

Prince Harry’s excuse for flying, when challenged, is he is worried about his family’s safety. But surely it would be cheaper and less CO2 intensive to just hire an extra bodyguard.

What can I say – obviously the climate cuts Prince Harry urges are only meant for the peasants. Ordinary people won’t get a pass, even if they believe they have a legitimate reason to fly. In our green future, only special people like Prince Harry will get a pass to break the rules.

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atticman
August 29, 2022 6:02 am

Climate Warrior – or Worrier?

Bill Toland
Reply to  atticman
August 29, 2022 7:25 am

Harry is like every Green that I personally know. They all have carbon footprints enormously higher than mine. None of them behave as if there is a climate crisis. But they want all of the little people (i.e. everybody else) to curtail their lifestyles drastically. But their lifestyles will never be affected.

Scissor
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 29, 2022 8:56 am

Don’t you just hate it when you forget your polo gear?

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Scissor
August 29, 2022 9:45 am

Almost as much as when climate change skeptics interfere with my getting in a few chuckers before tea time.

Scissor
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
August 29, 2022 10:28 am

I don’t know what that means, but I suppose if tea takes care of it, then good on you.

william Johnston
Reply to  Scissor
August 29, 2022 10:58 am

All I can add is that chuckers are a form of partridge. Like ruffed grouse. Delidious served in a cream sauce.

Richard Page
Reply to  william Johnston
August 29, 2022 11:06 am

And very different from a chukka.

Scissor
Reply to  william Johnston
August 29, 2022 11:13 am

Sounds quite POSH in and of itself.

HotScot
Reply to  Scissor
August 29, 2022 11:36 am

Except that at half time in a game of polo, tradition dictates the spectators are expected to clean the field of horse sh*t.

Just to make sure the plebs don’t forget the order of things.

Reply to  Scissor
August 30, 2022 7:15 am

Hi Scissor,
A chukka or chukker is a period in polo – the term comes from India.
Typical outdoor polo matches last six chukkas, although I’ve heard that in Argentina they last eight. In professional polo you get a fresh horse for each chukka, so it gets pricey. Amateur polo players often ride just one horse for their fun matches.
The Calgary Polo Club is one of the oldest in North America, reportedly started by ranchers and “remittance men”, younger sons of wealthy British families who chose to be cowboys during the week and play polo on the weekends.
About the Calgary Polo Club | Calgary Polo Club
Professional polo can be a dangerous game – in my very limited experience I’ve seen one pro struck in the face with a hard-hit ball and peeled off his horse at a full gallop – he did not regain consciousness in the half-hour we waited for the ambulance. My old friend Morris Palmer’s grandson was killed in 1992 playing at the Calgary club and one of the fields is named after him.
Does anyone know how the Royals play? It would seem that special safety rules must apply.

Richard Page
Reply to  Allan MacRae
August 30, 2022 4:05 pm

There don’t appear to be any special safety rules other than the usual security arrangements for public appearances. Of course anyone seriously going after William as they would any other player is likely to never play again in the UK – think the Black Prince in ‘A Knights Tale’ film.

Lee L
Reply to  Scissor
August 29, 2022 12:24 pm

Polo ponies….are they not methane machines?

Bill Powers
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 29, 2022 10:02 am

Fossil fuel for me but not for thee, peasant.

Rockribbed1
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 29, 2022 10:22 am

The idle rich, or the idling rich?

Jeff L
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 29, 2022 9:01 pm

I believe this is what is known as psychological projection
Thus why “elites” are so worried about everyone destroying the world, when in fact they are the ones destroying the world. This phenomenon explains a lot of craziness we see in the world

Dr Hackenbush
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 29, 2022 9:19 pm

A few years ago, that great scientist Al Gore, flew from LA to Brisbane, to hector the faithful about their Carbon footprint.
The great man was on the ground for four hours, then jetted back to LA.

Zoom would obviously have created far more CO2.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

DocBud
August 29, 2022 6:13 am

Is the colour of the Range Rover important?

Paul S
Reply to  DocBud
August 29, 2022 6:25 am

Black Range Rovers absorb more heat and in turn heat the planet…

fretslider
Reply to  Paul S
August 29, 2022 7:10 am

As do men in black

Yirgach
Reply to  DocBud
August 29, 2022 4:26 pm

Yes!. Ask Click and Clack!

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John the Econ
August 29, 2022 6:17 am

I can’t take the “climate crisis” any more seriously than these people do.

Laralee Nelson
Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 29, 2022 7:40 am

That might be an interesting tactic, actually – we the people promise to keep our C02 footprint to no more than … [pick your favorite wealthy green hypocrite]

Rod Evans
Reply to  Laralee Nelson
August 29, 2022 8:15 am

I would choose Al Gore. with his multiple homes many limousines private jet flights and a yacht, I feel confident I will never exceed Al’s level of green house gas emissions.
Alternatively John Kerry’s CO2 example, would be equally as massive.

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Editor
Reply to  Rod Evans
August 29, 2022 8:50 am

Celebrity CO2 is quite different to Plebs CO2 and obviously must benefit the planet or they wouldn’t spread it so much would they?

. That is an interesting idea about keeping your CO2 levels below that of a named Celeb. Come On Eric, how about an article examining the lifestyles and CO2 Factor for 3 or 4 eco hypocrites in half a dozen countries and we can all select someone whose CO2 emissions we promise to keep below, thereby making us super green, if not as famous.

tonyb

HotScot
Reply to  John the Econ
August 29, 2022 11:37 am

Harry and Meghan are the finest PR stunt climate sceptics could ever wish for.

Speed
August 29, 2022 6:23 am

Prince Harry spent half an hour in the jet on the ground, with the engines idling … “

It is more likely that the aircraft’s APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) was running to keep things nice and cool inside and power other systems on the aircraft. The APU runs on the same fuel as the engines but at a much lower rate … which is why it’s there.

Steve Richards
Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 29, 2022 6:46 am

Because they did not want to cycle the engines off/on in a short time…

K. Greene
Reply to  Steve Richards
August 29, 2022 7:21 am

It was the APU that was running not the engines. No crew would ever ‘idle’ the engines in a scenario like that. I’m not defending Harry but let’s be real here. FYI- the API burns about 30 gph of jet fuel.

186no
Reply to  K. Greene
August 29, 2022 9:30 am

and that is ‘a good thing” as Sellars and Yeatman might have written?

paul
Reply to  K. Greene
August 29, 2022 11:54 am

sooo, they burned 15 gallons of fuel just sitting there doing nothing ?

Rhee
Reply to  paul
August 30, 2022 9:47 am

well Harry was cooling his heels, so yeah he was doing something

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Speed
August 29, 2022 7:18 am

The unresolved issue is how the $9 million Bombardier Challenger 600 achieves its air conditioning for the passenger compartment.

If it does a tap off of the jet engine compressor stage (one or both engines), subsequently expanding that air across a heat exchanger for recirculating cabin air cooling loop—as is typically done on larger commercial passenger aircraft—that would require at least one engine running continuously.

The Challenger 600 MAY have an auxiliary tap off of compressor-stage gas from the much smaller APU gas turbine unit used to provide electrical powered when the aircraft is on the ground, or there may be a smaller electrically-powered A/C unit specific for this purpose . . . I simply do no know, and I don’t care to spend the time to research this.

K. Greene
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 7:34 am

It was the APU that was running, not the engines. No crew would ever ‘idle’ the engines in a scenario like that. I’m not defending Harry but let’s be real. The APU powers every system including the A/C and pneumatic power to start the engines and burns about 30 gph.

Drake
Reply to  K. Greene
August 29, 2022 12:32 pm

You have twice stated as FACT that the engines were not running, just the APU.

Please provide a link to where you got that information.

Just stating your assumption is much like “Climate Science”.

K. Greene
Reply to  Drake
August 31, 2022 7:28 am

There would be no ‘link’ available to verify this. I was just lending some clarity and reality to the article because I’m very familiar with that exact situation. The APU would be powered up to run the electrics and a/c etc, but the engines would certainly be off-they could not even load the bags or people (safely) with the #1 engine running and there’s no benefit to keeping them running while waiting for baggage. But to some reporter or whoever-the sound of the APU running sounds like ‘the engine were idling’ so that’s what makes the news.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  K. Greene
August 29, 2022 12:55 pm

“No crew would ever ‘idle’ the engines in a scenario like that.”

Oh, I don’t know about that. I’ve been on quite a few commercial passenger jets that have “pushed back from the gate” at time of scheduled departure, only to then hold on the tarmac area away from the terminal gates waiting on taxi/departure clearance with at least one, if not two or more of their main engines running continuously.

And they did not call for an airport ground vehicle to come hook up to supply cabin HVAC, nor did the pilots turn off the main engines and rely solely on the plane’s onboard APU.

In some cases (esp. weather related delays), those ground holds exceeded the 30 minutes that Harry is reported to have waited.

I suspect other WUWT readers have experiences the same as mine.

BTW, almost all modern commercial jet aircraft use an electric starter (not a pneumatic starter) for their main engine(s). The electricity to power the starter comes from either an airport electrical supply cable used for that purpose, or from the aircraft’s onboard APU.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 2:51 pm

And then there is a well-known, but unmentionable, flag carrier that not only doesn’t run the engines to keep the cabin cool, or the perfectly good APU, or use ground power, at Heathrow. Don’t know why, but we don’t use that airline any longer.

R K
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 30, 2022 4:20 am

Wrong, I have started thousands of jet engines and air is used to accelerate the engine before fuel is introduced. The APU is generally used to provide this air otherwise a ground cart is needed. Once one engine is started, cross bleed air can then be used for the other engines. Suggest you don’t be so dogmatic about things you know nothing about.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  R K
August 30, 2022 1:43 pm

Posted by Graham H., Airline Operations Controller:
“Some of the very latest civil designs (Such as the Boeing 787) use electrical power to start the main engines instead. They have a huge combined starter motor/generator called a VFSG (Variable Frequency Starter Generator) incorporated into each engine which, as their name suggests, switch over from being starter motors to electrical generators once the engines are running under their own power.”
— source: https://www.quora.com/What-starts-a-jet-engine-Is-it-an-electric-motor-or-something-else
Now, you were saying something about being “dogmatic”? 

K. Greene
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 31, 2022 7:39 am

Almost all private and transport jets bigger than a super midsize use pneumatic starters.They use the APU or an air cart (if the APU is inop)for starting and could do a cross-bleed for the second engine if needed. It’s been like that since the 60’s. But yes, the new generation 787 is one modern exception.

R K
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
September 1, 2022 5:48 am

Whilst it is true the B787 uses electric start most modern jet engines still require pneumatic air flow to start

Speed
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 3:25 pm

The Challenger 600 has an APU — see my comment below.
“Larger Commercial Passenger Aircraft” all have, in my experience, APUs that provide power and bleed air for aircraft systems on the ground.

Many years ago, my company serviced a “corporate” Convair 440 (R-2800 radial engines) which had a small piston engine to power systems while on the ground. My lawn mower sounded more powerful than that thing but I’m sure that little “engine that could” cost many times the price of my mower.

More …

Hot, high-pressure air is bled off from the APU’s compressor and fed to an intermediate stage within the main engines. This gets the main engine turning. This bleed air is also combined with fuel before being ignited in the core of a jet engine.

Once the engines are running, the APU bleed air is isolated from the main engines. Leaving them to run independently.

https://pilotinstitute.com/airplane-apu/#:~:text=Hot%2C%20high-pressure%20air%20is%20bled%20off%20from%20the,ignited%20in%20the%20core%20of%20a%20jet%20engine.

spetzer86
Reply to  Speed
August 29, 2022 7:21 am

Do smaller private jets have APUs? Commercial jets, yes, but small private ones?

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  spetzer86
August 29, 2022 7:47 am

Google can be your friend.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 8:54 am

Google is evil. Don’t associate with evil even if they can be useful.

Reply to  Brad-DXT
August 29, 2022 10:22 am

Thoroughly agree on with your first point, thoroughly disagree on the latter. The Goog is still head & shoulders above the search abilities of any other search engine, I’ve tried the others. It’s how I’ve dug up so much damaging material to use in my GelbspanFiles blog against the mobsters who accuse skeptic climate scientists of industry-paid corruption. We can turn the evil of The Goog against itself by going one better than what superficial searches reveal via its automatic ‘algore-ithms,’ when we undertake much more intensive searches using boolean search methods. Try thinking of this as us conning a con artist dictator into willingly giving up his stash of hidden documents.

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Brad-DXT
Reply to  Russell Cook
August 29, 2022 10:26 am

What is your opinion of DuckDuckGo?

TonyG
Reply to  Brad-DXT
August 29, 2022 11:23 am

I used to use DDG as my primary search engine, mainly due to their unfiltered, and therefore unbiased, results.

Then they chose to start filtering information about the Russia/Ukraine conflict, which was a total betrayal of those principles. I now use Startpage and still manage to get good results. (I realize that many of these use Bing or Google behind-the-scenes but MY interaction is kept limited). I have to admit that I still rely on google for maps, though.

Owen
Reply to  Brad-DXT
August 29, 2022 3:14 pm

I use Brave search which comes with the Brave browser

KcTaz
Reply to  Owen
August 30, 2022 12:24 am

I use Duck and Safari when Duck fails me. I’d like to try Brave but don’t know if adding a third browser to my computer would be too much, or not. Any advice on that?

TonyG
Reply to  KcTaz
August 30, 2022 6:47 am

If its just for search, just change your default search engine on your favorite browser. But as for multiple browsers there’s no reason you can’t have a bunch. I used to run 5 when I was doing web programming with no issues.

Reply to  Brad-DXT
August 30, 2022 9:32 am

Not especially impressed. DDG started out as an engine that didn’t scan people’s browsing history to filter its results, but as a commenter below notes, now it apparently does on controversial issues. Within one of my unrelated hobbies, I’ve seen how DDG cannot dredge uneven a quarter as much usable images of a particular rare collectible item I regularly look for, compared to Google image results. But I have tapped DDG when Google fails on something I know is out there, the most recent example is what I linked to in my latest GelbspanFiles post, where I wanted to illustrate how I knew I had a minimum of 3 prior references at my blog to Ross Gelbspan as a former “star blogger” at Desmogblog, but for some dumb reason, Google could only find one of those. (which turns out to be one DDG can’t find)

So, again, I advise to not shun Google because it is evil, go far deeper into it with site-specific searches or by putting key words within quote marks to pull the info kicking & screaming out of it that it tries to hide. Otherwise, until the other search engines can be proven to be as good as Google, you might be limiting yourself on what you can find.

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TonyG
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 10:18 am

I would prefer better friends than Google.

Speed
Reply to  spetzer86
August 29, 2022 11:02 am

spetzer86 asked, “Do smaller private jets have APUs?”

Not all. Yes in this case …

The Challenger 600 is a twin turbofan large-cabin wide-body business jet best recognized for its exceptionally wide cabin. It was one of the first business jets designed with a supercritical wing. The Challenger 600 has four backup power systems, thrust reversers, and APU. It is known to be a spacious, comfortable cabin with low noise and vibration levels.

https://compareprivateplanes.com/listing/large/bombardier-challenger-600

Editor
Reply to  Speed
August 29, 2022 8:51 am

Which gets away from the point that it was totally unnecessary in the first place to fly an hour to go to a Polo match

tonyb

Reply to  Speed
August 29, 2022 8:52 am

Didn’t he renounce being a Royal and a Prince?

william Johnston
Reply to  Curious George
August 29, 2022 11:02 am

Once royalty, always royalty.

Elliot W
Reply to  Curious George
August 29, 2022 1:43 pm

He renounced the WORK of being royalty, not the perks and privileges.

KcTaz
Reply to  Elliot W
August 29, 2022 11:57 pm

BINGO!

Derek Wood
August 29, 2022 6:45 am

Absolutely disgraceful! I can’t believe that he did this! I mean, who else among us forgets to to pack their polo gear these days?

alastair gray
Reply to  Derek Wood
August 29, 2022 6:52 am

How can you get apony into a Range Rover, or a Bombardier for that matter

fretslider
Reply to  alastair gray
August 29, 2022 7:09 am

My little pony…

alastair gray
Reply to  fretslider
August 29, 2022 7:10 am

My little noonicorn comlete with fragrant flatulence

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  alastair gray
August 29, 2022 11:24 am

It’s pronounced “poloponies.”

KcTaz
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
August 29, 2022 11:59 pm

That is great! Thank you.

DonM
Reply to  Derek Wood
August 29, 2022 8:04 am

Jeeves probably got a good talking to when the Harry Prince returned home.

Slowroll
Reply to  DonM
August 29, 2022 10:15 am

Don’t forget that Jeeves was the smarter one than Bertie.

Editor
Reply to  Derek Wood
August 29, 2022 8:53 am

Yes, but it could be in any one of our many cars couldn’t it? Its a bit extravagant to keep a polo outfit in EVERY car.

tonyb

william Johnston
Reply to  Derek Wood
August 29, 2022 11:02 am

And you’ve never forgotten your bowling shoes???? /s

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Derek Wood
August 29, 2022 2:54 pm

Especially when going to play in a polo match. But probably one of the servants forgot to put that bag (those bags) in the Audi. Off with his head.

Rhee
Reply to  Derek Wood
August 30, 2022 9:54 am

he’s still getting used to a lifestyle where he doesn’t have a butler, valet, and several footmen to organize, pack, and load his luggage into the car. thinking for oneself is a bloody nasty business

mikeyj
August 29, 2022 6:46 am

Shocking, simply shocking. It’s okay cause I’m impotent.

saveenergy
Reply to  mikeyj
August 29, 2022 8:25 am

I see what you did there (:-))

Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 6:53 am

If I read the above correctly, Harry arrives at the airport local to his home in his all electric Audi SUV, but he/his handlers/his jet operators dispatched other person(s) in a separate fossil fuel-powered Range Rover SUV to pick up his polo gear.

Apparently, the Audi EV did not have the range to go back to Harry’s home and return to the airport with his polo gear.

It’s not like Harry wasn’t warned about such problems with EVs.

Dennis
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 7:37 am

Probably blissfully unaware.

DonM
Reply to  Dennis
August 29, 2022 8:05 am

that’s way nicer than saying willfully ignorant.

max
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 11:29 am

So, he burned coal in addition to jet fuel? 30gph, my car does 1/10th that, and only while I’m using the car to drive. I wish I had that greenie shameless gland.

John in Oz
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 4:17 pm

Harry uses a green unicorn to play polo and it would not fit into his electric Audi.

fretslider
August 29, 2022 7:07 am

There’s a word for people like Harry; irrespective of class or rank, and that word is knobhead.

alastair gray
Reply to  fretslider
August 29, 2022 7:11 am

just like his dad a chip off the old block

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  alastair gray
August 29, 2022 7:33 am

Except, of course, for the red hair . . . (hint, hint) . . . that itself leads to another possible word.

alastair gray
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 29, 2022 9:43 am

Red hair is one genetic fingerprint so also is being a totally fatuous ninny. He is knobhead enough to be Chuck Windsor’s sprog

Richard Page
Reply to  fretslider
August 29, 2022 8:54 am

Montecito is welcome to the moron and his attention seeking wife. I’ll be quite happy if they never come back to the UK – good riddance.

fretslider
Reply to  Richard Page
August 29, 2022 10:59 am

#metoo!

KcTaz
Reply to  Richard Page
August 30, 2022 12:03 am

I’m not. The UK produced him. It’s not fair he and his truly obnoxious wife have been visited upon the US. I think you’re just trying to get revenge for 1776 and you’re succeeding!

Richard Page
Reply to  KcTaz
August 30, 2022 8:50 am

His truly obnoxious wife is an American, how is it fair that she be inflicted upon the UK? We had more than enough of her in the last few years so please take her back – it’s revenge for you sending Piers Morgan back and not keeping him! Harry is a bonus twofer along with ‘me gain’ for not keeping James Corden!

toorightmate
August 29, 2022 7:09 am

Totally in line with our expectations.
Anyone who let himself be conned into marriage by Meghan has to be a stark raving idiot.
His father must be ashamed of him, let alone what Wingnut thinks of him.

alastair gray
Reply to  toorightmate
August 29, 2022 7:11 am

who is wingnut pray?

HotScot
Reply to  alastair gray
August 29, 2022 7:17 am

Prince Charles. His father, allegedly……

Slowroll
Reply to  toorightmate
August 29, 2022 10:18 am

Runs in the family. Remember Wallis Simpson and the King (who become Duke of Windsor).

HotScot
Reply to  Slowroll
August 29, 2022 11:17 am

With the greatest respect to Germans……..

What do we expect when the British Royal family is descended from Krauts?

In fact, forget the first bit. No time for the Huns. You would have thought we Brits had more sense than to encourage their globalist fantasies by joining their little EU club having fought the blighters twice in the space of 30 years.

At least we had the sense to Brexit.

KcTaz
Reply to  toorightmate
August 30, 2022 12:12 am

If by his father you mean Prince Charles, that prodigy of the long line of Royal inbreeding, the House of Windsor is noted for, is such a dunce he doesn’t have the capacity to be ashamed of Harry.

No offense meant to the British of whom I’m quite fond. Your modern day Royalty, excluding your wonderful, long-suffering Queen, is a disgrace to all Mankind. Will and Kate do seem to have good sense. There is hope for Will and I do hope Kate is able to improve your Royal line.
On the other hand, If Charles becomes King, I think the British Monarchy will be over and done with.

Richard Page
Reply to  KcTaz
August 30, 2022 8:54 am

The way the succession works is that, if alive, Charles has to become King. He doesn’t have to stay King for long though, he can abdicate – I think that would be best for the UK all round; we’ve become used to having a monarch reigning for a long time.

Dennis
August 29, 2022 7:35 am

I was amazed to discover that he sighted salad left over from a meal wrapped in plastic to keep it fresh, he poked at the plastic film and aghast asked “what’s that”.

Apologies, that was his father.

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Olen
August 29, 2022 7:37 am

Harry’s importance can be summed up by an old comment of a mathematician to his King: Your majesty, there is no royal way to mathematics.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
August 29, 2022 7:49 am

Now, now. I’m sure the good prince properly offset his carbon transgressions by purchasing an appropriate amount of carbon offsets, planting some seedlings, and bowing to his St. Greta shrine. All is good. Nothing to see here. 😉

JRo
August 29, 2022 8:24 am

Polo? That means there are lots of horses. What about the horses?

Polo players need horses (plural!) and they don’t just borrow them. They own them, as in more than one. If you want to show the size of the jet set polo player’s carbon footprint, go beyond his SUV and private jet and find out how they’re transporting the horses.

I’m OK with this lifestyle, as long as the person living it is OK with mine.

Rod Evans
August 29, 2022 8:24 am

I may be personally totally disinterested in what Harry Windsor gets up to, but out of curiosity, does any one actually care what he does or what he says?

Richard Page
Reply to  Rod Evans
August 29, 2022 8:56 am

Nope.

Elliot W
Reply to  Rod Evans
August 29, 2022 1:48 pm

Considering he makes good money travelling the world to lecture us peasants on reducing our carbon footprints, I like his hypocrisies exposed.

KcTaz
Reply to  Elliot W
August 30, 2022 12:15 am

Excellent observation, Elliot. I agree. It can’t be done enough, in my opinion.

andic
August 29, 2022 8:50 am

He went out of the house specifically to play polo and left the massive bag of body armour, tights, boots, whips and cudgels required?

How strange.

Richard Page
Reply to  andic
August 29, 2022 8:56 am

He’s a moron, not so strange.

HotScot
Reply to  andic
August 29, 2022 11:22 am

He didn’t forget it, his servant did.

You don’t imagine someone as important as Harry has to actually remember anything do you?

Job vacancy just appeared………

TonyG
August 29, 2022 8:51 am

Blatant hypocrisy, and yet the climate loons still hang on to his every word. (Does not just apply to Harry)

pochas94
August 29, 2022 8:53 am

I have no problem with Prince Harry and his polo equipment, only that his hypocritical environmentalism keeps the rest of us poor in comparison.

Reply to  pochas94
August 29, 2022 1:49 pm

The rich are different from you and I – they have more money.

Brad-DXT
August 29, 2022 8:59 am

If it weren’t for double standards, green loonies would have no standards at all.

dodgy geezer
August 29, 2022 9:15 am

How does this differ from any other Green celebrity?

KcTaz
Reply to  dodgy geezer
August 30, 2022 12:28 am

It doesn’t differ at all and they all need to be called out on their hypocrisy, each and every one of them!

Bob
August 29, 2022 9:22 am

I can’t tell you how little I care for these pompous a$$es.

John Oliver
August 29, 2022 9:31 am

if Harry had it his way you would not even be aloud to talk about him; He thinks the US constitutional right to free speech is “bonkers”

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  John Oliver
August 29, 2022 9:53 am

What? You would have to whisper about him?

Duane
August 29, 2022 9:39 am

The Range Rover wasn’t a Range Rover, it was an Audi E-Tron, no gas guzzling whatsoever.

As for the jet, if it was idling it was likely only one engine used to power the electrical system, and of course at idle it burns almost no fuel in idle as opposed to flight. Just like all other vehicles or aircraft.

You can label Prince Harry a hypocrite but so is every other human being who ever lived. Anyone who denies ever being hypocritical is not only hypocritical but an abject liar. It’s not as if Harry has made a living from bashing the oil companies. Apparently it’s also forgotten that he served 10 years in the British Army including work as a helicopter pilot and and served two deployments to Afghanistan.

Brandon Galt
Reply to  Duane
August 29, 2022 10:35 am

The electric audi was to drive him there, that was for optics. The gasoline powered range rover was dispatched for the 30 minute drive just to get the gear he requested. The private airplane sat on the tarmac running for that time, whether on auxillary power or not, rather than be put in standby mode, consuming at least 15 gallons of aviation fuel, so he could be comfortable rather than stand on the tarmac waiting. That’s a week’s worth of travel for me. So rather than fly commercial with the plebes and minimize his carbon footprint, he’s pouring on the jetfuel for a flight just for him, and wasting even more due to his forgetfulness.

All of which is fine by all or most of us here, except that he wants a world where WE aren’t allowed to even travel commercial, but HE can do anything he wants and be as wasteful as he likes. His service and past fighting for freedoms is nice, but what he wants now is to strip those freedoms away.

KcTaz
Reply to  Brandon Galt
August 30, 2022 12:17 am

Thank you, Brandon. Well said, sir!

macdara bryan
Reply to  Duane
August 29, 2022 10:40 am

I believe he was in tanks, his brother by another father is the helicopter pilot.

Richard Page
Reply to  macdara bryan
August 29, 2022 11:40 am

Harry was an Army attack helicopter pilot, William was a Navy S&R helicopter pilot; I have more respect for William than Harry.

Richard Page
Reply to  Richard Page
August 29, 2022 12:24 pm

Apologies, RAF not Navy, although William did a period of service with the Navy, then after 7 and a half years in the armed forces became an air ambulance pilot.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Duane
August 29, 2022 10:47 am

Am I supposed to be impressed? If so I’m not.

HotScot
Reply to  Duane
August 29, 2022 11:24 am

Your twattism exposed once again.

READ THE EFFING ARTICLE!!!!!

Richard Page
Reply to  Duane
August 29, 2022 11:37 am

Harry Windsor served one tour in Afghanistan, supposed to be of 4 months duration but was pulled out after only 2 months. During that 2 month ‘tour’ he was the most protected soldier there, never in any danger and he fired his AH-64 weapons in the general direction of the Taliban exactly once. Frankly Prince Andrew was pretty much the same with his Falklands deployment – an embarassment to his commanders and a joke to his comrades. Do you think Andrew and Harry should get special treatment because they once played at being ‘real’ soldiers? Get a grip.

Climate believer
Reply to  Duane
August 29, 2022 11:51 am

“You can label Prince Harry a hypocrite but so is every other human being who ever lived. Anyone who denies ever being hypocritical is not only hypocritical but an abject liar. “

So with that logic you can’t criticise politicians for lying, I mean who hasn’t lied right?

Dude, there’s hypocrites, and there’s HYPOCRITES? ok.

Lrp
Reply to  Climate believer
August 29, 2022 12:17 pm

Duane is a moral relativist

KcTaz
Reply to  Lrp
August 30, 2022 12:20 am

Well, that is a much nicer way of saying Duane is a gullible fool. At least, it sounds nicer.

DonM
Reply to  Climate believer
August 29, 2022 12:48 pm

there’s hypocrites, and there’s HYPOCRITES, and there is Duane.

Lrp
Reply to  Duane
August 29, 2022 12:14 pm

Did he fly any combat missions?

Reply to  Duane
August 29, 2022 1:22 pm

How about Randy Andy? Is he a hypocrite?

Mac
August 29, 2022 10:08 am

Montecito Calif is a very expensive area of Santa Barbara Calif which in itself is very expensive. Those that live in the area are generally very wealthy. I knew a number of residents a few years back; in fact one man I knew owned 40 acres in Montecito probably worth an incredible amount by the fact that Calif RE has appreciated incredibly in the last couple of years.

Mumbles McGuirck
August 29, 2022 10:51 am

And flying in from the top rope….

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michael hart
August 29, 2022 11:07 am

I think he is best ignored. He is the bastard son Diana bore from an extramarital congruence.
Not his fault, but still not a bad life to be born into compared to most in the UK.
That he allowed himself to be snared by a gold-digger is his own fault.

HotScot
Reply to  michael hart
August 29, 2022 11:27 am

At least he’s not German I suppose…..

Richard Page
Reply to  HotScot
August 29, 2022 11:47 am

Paternal grandmother from the German side of the family, paternal grandfather from the Greek (Danish) side of the family. Mother descended from 2 illegitimate children of Charles II. So, he’s descended from a bunch of Anglo-German-Danish b@$!@&ds then!

HotScot
Reply to  Richard Page
August 30, 2022 1:35 am

That’s assuming Charles is the father.

No resemblance I can see.

Richard Page
Reply to  HotScot
August 30, 2022 9:02 am

Y’know they did do a paternity test some years ago for that reason and the result was that Charles is the father. Mind you – how much you want to trust what they said was the result is still a bit iffy, but the stated dates of the affair also don’t match up with her being pregnant with Harry. I really don’t give much of a damn either way but still.

4E Douglas
August 29, 2022 11:17 am

Is that Challenger electric? Actually it’s the jets APU that’s idling but still….
Probably used the Rover because the Battery is Dead on the EV…

HotScot
Reply to  4E Douglas
August 29, 2022 11:30 am

Harry was being incredibly environmental.

Instead of having the eTron do a round trip of an hour to collect his polo gear, thereby having the jet idle for all that time, he halved the jets idling time by whistling up a 30 minute, one way trip by a slave in a gas guzzling Range Rover.

Never let it be said that Harry doesn’t care for the environment.

twobob
Reply to  HotScot
August 30, 2022 6:49 am

Did the slave stay at the airport?
Maybe he was there to plug in the EV.
Wait for Harry to return with the gear to be washed.
Then drive it all back.

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Michael in Dublin
August 29, 2022 11:32 am

A chip of the old block?

Richard Page
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
August 29, 2022 6:01 pm

More like a chunk (a very thick chip).

August 29, 2022 12:23 pm

His climate advice applies to you,
but not to him. That’s the benefit
of being an elite.

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Pat from kerbob
August 29, 2022 5:25 pm

Sorry but no one can touch Trudeau for virtue signaling hypocrisy on this file.
He spent the entire summer on his jet politicking and vacationing racking up enough miles to circle the planet several times.

Poor Harry is such a dope, just google him and Calgary Cowboys barmaid Cherie Cymbalisti, maybe he’s not as dumb as he looks.

Richard Page
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
August 29, 2022 6:09 pm

Maybe he is – just google Cherie Cymbalisty and find out who else she’s hooked up with over the years. Before Meghan though – but he has been spotted being friendly with blondes since his marriage, occasionally at polo matches. Perhaps his ‘forgetting’ his polo gear wasn’t quite the mistake after all.

Joe
August 29, 2022 7:12 pm

Harry: “Climate crisis for thee, not for mee!”

Joe
August 29, 2022 7:33 pm

To be even-handed with (soon to be) old Harry, it would have been the APU (AlliedSignal GTCP 36-100E APU for that aircraft type) running the air-con and electrics during the ground-wait.

That is, unless the flight-crew were extremely dim-witted (and possibly criminal) and didn’t care about the trip-fuel and required taxi, diversion, and holding reserves (which is a legal requirement for commercial aviation).

So, assuming they used the APU, that’d be about 150-400kg of fuel per hour, depending on the electrical and air-conditioning (bleed-air) load.

That’s STILL a lot of JET-A1 fuel for a polo-match!

cpratt@telusplanet.net
August 29, 2022 8:38 pm

Meanwhile in Canada the jetsetting Justin (son of Fidel) is advertising for Climate Police at $75+k a year

J.R.
August 29, 2022 9:39 pm

In the green future where only the special people get to fly, I envision vast mobs storming runways and thrashing jets.

Richard Page
Reply to  J.R.
August 30, 2022 9:04 am

Thrashing as in beating them with fists and sticks or as in racing them round and round the runways like boy racers in a car park?

KcTaz
August 29, 2022 11:45 pm

“What can I say – obviously the climate cuts Prince Harry urges are only meant for the peasants. Ordinary people won’t get a pass, even if they believe they have a legitimate reason to fly. In our green future, only special people like Prince Harry will get a pass to break the rules.”

If the rich, famous and powerful climate cultists had to abide and live by their own rules they are imposing, or trying to impose on we peasants, the entire alarm and scam of Climate Change and AGW would be gone in a New York minute and Earth would be declared just fine and dandy!

KcTaz
August 29, 2022 11:47 pm

Polo? I take it that horse, unlike cows, never fart? Is this why there is no movement to get rid of horses, too?

observa
August 30, 2022 11:51 pm

Personally I’m on a cliff edge-
Increasingly dysfunctional society and climate catastrophe leading humanity to ‘cliff edge’ (msn.com)
Forget the jet and the polo pony but I want my cheap power and the Tesla I was promised.

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