Transcript for Elton John defends Harry and Meghan for using a private jet
We move on to our "Gma" cover story. Prince Harry and Meghan are facing criticism from fellow environmental activists for taking a private plan to Elton John's villa in France. Elton says that he feels an obligation, in fact, to protect Harry and his family because of his friendship with Harry's late mother princess Diana and that's exactly what he is doing. This morning, Elton John coming out in strong defense of Meghan and Harry blasting the press on both Instagram and Twitter. The superstar singer writing, I am deeply distressed by today's distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the duke and duchess of Sussex's private stay at my house in nice last week. Adding prince Harry's mother, Diana, princess of Wales, was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana's untimely death. The couple under fire for flying private as they advocate for the environment but Elton John pushing back saying he wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection we provided them with a private jet flight. They're now traveling with baby Archie, private jets, unfortunately, even though there was, of course, controversy that comes with that is the safest way to travel and he'd also made them carbon neutral by offsetting emissions. Reporter: Elton isn't the only one. Ellen saying Portia and I met prince Harry and Meghan in they were the most down to Earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do when all you're trying to do is make the world better. And pink also defending the couple saying, the public bullying has to stop. The way people treat her is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while. It's out of control. Now, Meghan and Harry have not officially responded to all of these headlines but did post this message on their Instagram account on Monday quoting Desmond tutu saying do your little bit of good where you are. It's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. How true that is. The world is always watching everything they do and I'm sure everyone will always have a comment on how they live their lives.
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