Meghan Markle flies commercial to New York City following private jet controversy
6 September 2019, 17:08
The Duchess of Sussex has flown to America to support her best friend, Serena Williams, in the US Open final.
According to The Times, the Duchess of Sussex flew to America on a commercial flight.
It is believed Meghan, 38, jetted off the morning of Friday 6th September, and will return to the UK at the end of the weekend.
Prince Harry’s wife has flown out to the states to support her friend Serena Williams as she competes in the US Open final on Saturday 10th September.
A source said of the mini break: “It is a last-minute trip. Excited to support her friend, and then come back.”
While it’s reported Meghan is not joined by her staff, Harry of baby Archie, she is with her security team.
This news comes after weeks of controversy which saw Meghan and Harry slammed for their use of private jets.
The couple suffered backlash from environmentalists, who branded the Duke a “hypocrite”.
During a visit to Amsterdam to announce his new project Travalyst, Prince Harry addressed the situation.
Speaking to the crowds, he said: “I spend 99% of my life travelling the world by commercial.
“Occasionally there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure that my family are safe.”
The Prince went on to add: “And while no one is perfect, we are all responsible for our own individual impact; the question is what we do to balance it out.
“We could all do better, and while no one is perfect, we all have a responsibility for our own individual impact. The question is what we do to balance it all out.”