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The Prince of hypocrites: Charles embarks on 16,000 mile ‘green’ crusade… aboard a private jet

Posted By admin On February 14, 2009 @ 8:06 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Rebecca English
UK Daily Mail [1]
Saturday, Feb 14, 2009

Prince Charles was accused of hypocrisy last night for using a private jet on an ‘environmental’ tour of South America.

The prince will travel to the region next month in a visit costing an estimated £300,000 as part of his crusade against global warming.

He will use a luxury airliner to transport himself, the Duchess of Cornwall and a 14-strong entourage to Chile, Brazil and Ecuador on a 16,400-mile round trip.

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Aides insist it is impossible for the prince to complete the ten-day official visit using scheduled flights as he will undertake almost 40 engagements.

They also stress that he will offset his carbon emissions.

But last night critics seized on his choice of transport. Labour MP Ian Davidson, a member of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said: ‘It would be hard to make this up.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1145127/The-Prince-hypocrites-Charles-embarks-16-000-mile-green-crusade--aboard-private-jet.html

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[4] Prince Charles has held 36 private meetings with Cabinet ministers since last election: http://www.prisonplanet.com/prince-charles-has-held-36-private-meetings-with-cabinet-ministers-since-last-election.html

[5] Prince Charles holds private meeting with secret service chiefs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/prince-charles-holds-private-meeting-with-secret-service-chiefs.html

[6] Quebec nationalists interrupt Prince Charles tour: http://www.prisonplanet.com/quebec-nationalists-interrupt-prince-charles-tour.html

[7] Prince Charles and Gordon Brown take separate jets… to lecture the world on global warming: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-green-hypocrites-prince-charles-and-gordon-brown-take-separate-jets-to-lecture-the-world-on-global-warming.html

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