- Title: Elton John blasts relentless character assassination of Harry and Meghan
- Date: 20th August 2019
- Summary: MILAN, ITALY (FILE) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** ELTON JOHN SEATED BETWEEN DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES AND FURNISH
- Embargoed: 3rd September 2019 01:15
- Keywords: Elton John royals Britain Harry Meghan
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/WINDSOR, ENGLAND, UK/WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/MILAN, ITALY
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/WINDSOR, ENGLAND, UK/WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/MILAN, ITALY
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA005ASVXMPZ
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- Story Text:Elton John spoke out on Monday (August 19) in support of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, appealing to the media to stop the almost daily "relentless and untrue assassinations on their character."
The "Rocketman" singer was responding to criticism in Britain over two recent vacations taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their three-month-old baby Archie to Spain, and to the south of France, where the couple stayed at John's villa in Nice.
Britain's Sun newspaper at the weekend blasted the royal couple - Queen Elizabeth's grandson and his American wife, a former actress - as hypocritical "eco warriors" for flying on private jets despite voicing concerns over the environment and conservation.
John tweeted that he provided Harry and Meghan with a private jet to his home for security reasons but said a contribution was made to Carbon Footprint Ltd, which offsets carbon emissions by funding environmentally friendly projects.
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