Harry and Meghan 'spent £20,000 on private jet to Ibiza'

Danielle Stacey
·Royal Correspondent
·1-min read
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the naming and unveiling of a new Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft at Dubbo City Regional Airport, in Dubbo, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day two of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
Meghan and Harry in Dubbo, Australia last October. [Photo: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly flew to Ibiza on a private jet, a round-trip which cost £20,000, it has been claimed.

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.'

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WOKINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match, in which Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex were competing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Meghan and Harry pictured with baby Archie at a polo match in July. [Photo: Getty]

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.

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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.