Meghan Markle ‘flew to Ibiza on private jet’ with Prince Harry and son Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly enjoyed a secret trip to Ibiza to celebrate Meghan’s birthday this month. They are pictured at the London stadium in June

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed a secret trip to Ibiza to celebrate Meghan’s birthday, it is understood.

Meghan, who turned 38 on the August 4, flew to the island with Harry, 34, on a private jet, according to Majorca Daily Bulletin.

It is claimed that the royals booked a private jet to fly them out for the Spanish mini-break, in what would have been three-month-old Archie’s first holiday. 

According to the local paper, the royals are thought to have stayed in a secluded villa away from prying eyes, and travelled with security personnel for the ‘six-day trip’.

Buckingham Palace told MailOnline that it had no comment to make regarding the story. 

The holiday is thought to have come just days after Prince Harry attended Camp Google on July 31 after the tech giant flew him out for its celebrity climate summit. 

While there, Harry is said to have delivered an impassioned speech to other A-list names about the environment and humanitarianism while barefoot.

He is also understood to have stayed on a gas-guzzling superyacht moored near the exclusive Verdura Golf and Spa Resort where the climate change retreat was held.

Other guests were reported to include Leonardo DiCaprio, who runs his own environmental foundation, supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion designer Stella McCartney and singer Harry Styles. 

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Ibiza will hold a special place in Meghan's memories, as she first travelled there with a group of friends in 2016, including Misha Nonoo (right), before she met Prince Harry

Ibiza will hold a special place in Meghan's memories, as she first travelled there with a group of friends in 2016, including Misha Nonoo (right), before she met Prince Harry

Ibiza will hold a special place in Meghan’s memories, as she first travelled there with a group of friends in 2016, including Misha Nonoo (right), before she met Prince Harry

A concert at the Temple of Hera at the Paestum Archaeological UNESCO World Heritage where a host of celebrities gathered for Google Camp climate change conference

A concert at the Temple of Hera at the Paestum Archaeological UNESCO World Heritage where a host of celebrities gathered for Google Camp climate change conference

A concert at the Temple of Hera at the Paestum Archaeological UNESCO World Heritage where a host of celebrities gathered for Google Camp climate change conference

Orlando Bloom, Diane Von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, owner of Tripadvisor and Expedia, arriving at the seventh annual Google Camp

Orlando Bloom, Diane Von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, owner of Tripadvisor and Expedia, arriving at the seventh annual Google Camp

Orlando Bloom, Diane Von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, owner of Tripadvisor and Expedia, arriving at the seventh annual Google Camp

Meghan’s birthday followed four days later, but it is unknown whether or not Harry returned to the UK before joining his family or whether he met them in Majorca.

Should Harry have flown directly to Majorca from Palermo, via a private jet with five passengers, it would have put around a tonne of carbon into the atmosphere.

If he did return home from Palermo, a flight to the UK would have used up about 1.3 tonnes of CO2, while a flight from London to Majorca would use about 0.9 tonnes.

A source told Majorca Daily Bulletin: ‘No images have emerged of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Archie, who stayed at a villa well away from the cameras.

‘They travelled with security personnel, and it is reported that local security forces were not needed.’

Ibiza will hold a special place in Meghan’s memories, as she first travelled there with a group of friends in 2016, including Misha Nonoo, before she met Prince Harry. 

Questions over how the couple travelled to the Spanish island are likely to reignite criticism the prince faced over his attendance at Camp Google late last month.

Sources told the Mail On Sunday that Google paid for a private jet and a helicopter to ferry Prince Harry from London to Palmero for the summit, as environmental groups blasted the meeting for hypocrisy.

While Buckingham Palace has refused to confirm whether or not the prince attended the event, sources said a plane was chartered to bring the royal to Palmero airport.

A helicopter then whisked him onwards to the luxury resort of Verdura for the summit, all paid for by Google.   

Meghan, who turned 38 on the 4th August 2019, was said to have been flown to the island with Harry, 34, on a private jet, on what would have been little Archie's first holiday. They are seen introducing him to the world in May

Meghan, who turned 38 on the 4th August 2019, was said to have been flown to the island with Harry, 34, on a private jet, on what would have been little Archie's first holiday. They are seen introducing him to the world in May

Meghan, who turned 38 on the 4th August 2019, was said to have been flown to the island with Harry, 34, on a private jet, on what would have been little Archie’s first holiday. They are seen introducing him to the world in May

Pictured: Cala D'Hort beach, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. It is not known where Meghan and Harry reportedly stayed on the island, but the paper claimed it was 'probably in a private villa'

Pictured: Cala D'Hort beach, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. It is not known where Meghan and Harry reportedly stayed on the island, but the paper claimed it was 'probably in a private villa'

Pictured: Cala D’Hort beach, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. It is not known where Meghan and Harry reportedly stayed on the island, but the paper claimed it was ‘probably in a private villa’

Celebrities including Katy Perry, pictured, are attending the three-day conference in Sicily. She was dropped off on the megayacht Rising Sun, with other wealthy attendees bringing their private jets

Celebrities including Katy Perry, pictured, are attending the three-day conference in Sicily. She was dropped off on the megayacht Rising Sun, with other wealthy attendees bringing their private jets

Celebrities including Katy Perry, pictured, are attending the three-day conference in Sicily. She was dropped off on the megayacht Rising Sun, with other wealthy attendees bringing their private jets

Prince Harry is believed to be just one among a host of celebrities and billionaires at the conference,

Prince Harry is believed to be just one among a host of celebrities and billionaires at the conference,

Prince Harry is believed to be just one among a host of celebrities and billionaires at the conference, 

If Harry did travel via private jet, it would have put around three tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere – ten times more than going via commercial airliner.

In order to offset just the one-way plane ticket, Harry would need to plant around 190 trees, environmental group Trees for the Future said.

When pressed whether Harry had flown commercial or private, the CEO of Palermo airport Giovanni Scalia said: ‘Being royalty you can guess which.’

Critics questioned why the tech giant had used transport with massive carbon footprints to arrive at a climate change event.

Italian media reported that 114 private jets were scheduled to land in Palermo during the summit, although it was not clear if they were all chartered for guests – dubbed the ‘Greenerati’.

Google did not respond to requests for comment.

Harry has warned about the ‘terrifying’ effects of climate change on the world when he revealed this month that he and wife Meghan had decided to limit their family to two children. 

David Geffen and Orlando Bloom sit together at a table on the Rising Sun superyacht during the summit

David Geffen and Orlando Bloom sit together at a table on the Rising Sun superyacht during the summit

David Geffen and Orlando Bloom sit together at a table on the Rising Sun superyacht during the summit

A diagram showing where the secretive celebrity gathering is taking place

A diagram showing where the secretive celebrity gathering is taking place

A diagram showing where the secretive celebrity gathering is taking place 

Harry is also believed to have stayed in a superyacht along with other ‘VIP guests’ during the summit.

According to experts, a 390ft super-yacht produces about 3.3 tons of damaging carbon dioxide each hour at sea by burning through around 200 gallons of fuel.

Vessels spotted during the Google Camp – an annual event launched by the tech giant’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 2012 –included the 300ft Eos, owned by Expedia billionaire Barry Diller, and Infinity, the 290ft yacht belonging to former Google boss Eric Schmidt.

Mr Diller, 77, denied Harry, 34, had joined celebrities including Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom on his yacht, but praised the Prince’s ‘eloquent’ speech about trying to save the planet by taking fewer selfies.

‘He was saying there are many holiday destinations that because of Instagram and other things are getting trampled by people taking selfies, and these places… are overwhelmed with tourism,’ Mr Diller told The Mail on Sunday.

‘The principal argument he was making was the need to actually expand people’s interest in places that are not so obviously “selfie-ised”.

‘It should be a goal to expand where people go for tourism, so these very few places with an enormous concentration of tourists would get some relief.’

Prince Harry is facing renewed controversy over his trip to Google’s ‘green’ summit in Sicily amid claims that he stayed on a super-yacht. The Duke is pictured in on the shore of Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island during his tour of Australia with Meghan last year

In another one of his Instagram shots, a shirtless Bloom posed atop a cliff above a stunning blue lagoon with the ship in the background

In another one of his Instagram shots, a shirtless Bloom posed atop a cliff above a stunning blue lagoon with the ship in the background

In another one of his Instagram shots, a shirtless Bloom posed atop a cliff above a stunning blue lagoon with the ship in the background 

Guests in Sicily included singer Katy Perry, who has appeared in Unicef films about combating climate change.

She arrived with fiance Orlando Bloom on board a £330million super yacht owned by Hollywood mogul David Geffen. She was reported to have been spotted in a Maserati SUV that does only 15 miles to the gallon.

Other guests were reported to include Leonardo DiCaprio, who runs his own environmental foundation, supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion designer Stella McCartney and singer Harry Styles.

BBC presenter Andrew Neil used Twitter to pour scorn on the ‘plutocracy gathered in a billionaire’s hotspot’.

He tweeted: ‘Scores of celebrities and the rich have arrived in Sicily for a Google conference.

‘They came in 114 private jets and a flotilla of super yachts. The conference is on global warming.

These A-List stars were spotted in Monaco after attending the Google Camp. From left to right in the back: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noel Gallagher, Woody Harrelson, Lars Ulrich, Bono, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Gates. Front, from left: Guy Oseary and French photographer JR

These A-List stars were spotted in Monaco after attending the Google Camp. From left to right in the back: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noel Gallagher, Woody Harrelson, Lars Ulrich, Bono, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Gates. Front, from left: Guy Oseary and French photographer JR

These A-List stars were spotted in Monaco after attending the Google Camp. From left to right in the back: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noel Gallagher, Woody Harrelson, Lars Ulrich, Bono, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Gates. Front, from left: Guy Oseary and French photographer JR

David Geffen's yacht the Rising Sun dropped off Katy Perry (right) and Orlando Bloom (second left) on Monday, but then continued on its way up the Italian coast

David Geffen's yacht the Rising Sun dropped off Katy Perry (right) and Orlando Bloom (second left) on Monday, but then continued on its way up the Italian coast

David Geffen’s yacht the Rising Sun dropped off Katy Perry (right) and Orlando Bloom (second left) on Monday, but then continued on its way up the Italian coast

Barry Diller shared a sneak snap of his luxury bedroom on the Rising Sun where his dogs have already taken over his bed

Barry Diller shared a sneak snap of his luxury bedroom on the Rising Sun where his dogs have already taken over his bed

Barry Diller shared a sneak snap of his luxury bedroom on the Rising Sun where his dogs have already taken over his bed

‘What is [the] conference going to achieve, other than a glamorous knees up for the rich?

‘Also, and I may be out on a limb here, but I do believe there are scheduled flights and ferries to Sicily.’

Speaking at the time, Muna Suleiman, climate campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: ‘People should really think hard about the message they’re sending out and the damage they’re causing when chartering a private plane.

‘It’s obviously important to have voices from across the globe as part of the conversation around stopping climate breakdown, but there are ways to travel more responsibly.’

The annual event was created by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin seven years ago to allow the rich and famous to meet in private.

Guest lists are confidential and attendees are banned from posting on social media.

They attend morning sessions about online privacy, politics, human rights and climate change. Afternoons are free for golf, spa treatments and relaxation.

 

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