Gayle King defends Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in private plane fiasco

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Gayle King is in favor of her friends Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after being fiercely criticized for taking a private jet to the south of France for a holiday.

The presenter of "CBS This Morning" told Entertainment Tonight on Friday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "are entitled to go on vacation".

Elton John offered to fly her in his private plane to his private home, Elton John also said that he had paid the carbon footprint for everything in it and that they would be hammered for being an airplane The private plane of a friend who took care of all the costs is ridiculous to me, "she said.

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"Do you think one of the royals flies regularly in advertising? I go first." No. Why are Meghan and Harry picked out? I just think people think they're simple targets, "King continued.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the European premiere of "The Lion King"
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"I think people do not really appreciate and understand what the two have in common, and I think I dare say that the people out there are a bit jealous and there are many haters, but I hope that's it it does not change because they both try to do good things in the world, do good in the world, and are really good people, "she said.

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"But I find it silly that they are attacked for doing something and being criticized for not doing anything wrong, to be honest, I have to bite my teeth into powder," King added.

The Daily Mail reported that 34-year-old Prince Harry and 38-year-old Duchess Meghan enjoyed four private flights in just eleven days.

According to reports, they flew back from Farnborough, England, to Ibiza, Spain, on August 6, and flew back on August 12.

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On August 14, they flew from Farnborough to Nice to visit buddy John, and back to Farnborough on August 17.

The couple is said to have brought on their return journey a Gulfstream 200 with 19 seats from Farnborough to Ibiza and a Cessna 500 XL with nine seats.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, ride the carriage in the mall during Trooping The Color

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, ride the carriage in the mall during Trooping The Color
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Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton were welcomed along with their three children for the ad-hoc admittance to Scotland on Thursday.

People magazine reported that the five-member royal family saw out of the economy plane FlyBe, which flew from Norwich to Aberdeen.

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John, 73, says he paid for the private flights out of concern for the safety of the Sussexe.

"I am deeply concerned about the distorted and malicious reports published today in the press about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's private residence at my home in Nice last week," he said has tweeted, "Prince Harry's mother, Diana Princess Of Wales, was one of my dearest friends, and I am deeply committed to protecting Harry and his family from the unnecessary intrusion of the press that contributed to Diana's premature death."

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"After a hectic year of continuing our hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to spend a private vacation in the safety and quiet of our home," he continued. "In order to maintain a high level of much needed protection, we have provided them with a private jet flight, and to support Prince Harry's commitment to the environment, we have made sure that their flight is carbon neutral by making an appropriate contribution to the carbon footprint I Respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan's dedication to charity, and I urge the press to stop these relentless and untrue attacks on their character that are falsely made almost daily. "

TV show presenter Ellen DeGeneres also defended the royal couple.

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"(My wife) Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan (Markle) in England to talk about their work to protect wildlife," the 61-year-old tweeted next to a photo of the couple on Monday.

"They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people," continued the talk show host. "Imagine being attacked for everything you do if you're just trying to make the world a better place."

Jessica Sager and Stephanie Nolasco from Fox News contributed to this report.