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Prince Harry Takes Steps To Fight Climate Change On Way To Canada

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By Carolyn B.

Prince Harry has only just barely given up his most esteemed royal title -- His Royal Highness -- but he has already begun living that normal life he has been hoping for.

Reports say the prince flew back to Canada on a commercial airline, rather than using a private jet as he traditionally would. This flight actually has a lot more significance than would first appear. Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle were previously criticized for their use of private jets.

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Always Fly Private

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan had previously been under scrutiny for their decision to use private planes while traveling. The royal couple has spoken out about climate change in the past, and critics felt they were behaving hypocritically by using private jets.

At the time, Prince Harry said he felt his family could still do good for the world despite their use of private transportation and refused to change their travel methods due to safety concerns. Safety has been cited as a key reason for the couple's royal exit.

Reunited

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Prince Harry has been in the UK working through the details of his and his wife's exit from their positions in the Royal Palace. Duchess Meghan had previously gone to Canada with their son Archie.

Harry took a commercial flight to reunite with his family in Canada. Apparently, he has flown this way several times before. The Duke of Sussex has said he flies commercial most of the time, but that he does what he can to offset his carbon footprint when he does use private planes.

Championing The Cause

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have been vocal about climate change in the past. The Duke said he did not believe the science behind climate change was possible to deny and has expressed support for teenaged climate change activist, Greta Thunberg.

Duchess Meghan made a surprise appearance in Vancouver to speak about climate change and the rights of indigenous people earlier this month. Duchess Meghan visited an organization that focuses on the services for -- and the power of -- teenage girls.

Working For Charity

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have worked for charitable causes many times in the past. The Duke of Sussex has famously championed mental illness causes and sexual health, even going so far as to get an HIV test on camera.

Duchess Meghan has written the foreword in a cookbook that donates profits to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. She will soon be providing voiceover work for Disney. Her salary will go to an organization that protects elephants from poachers.

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