Prince Harry insists 'no-one is perfect' amid private jet controversy

Prince Harry

Britain's Prince Harry has addressed the controversy surrounding his family's use of private jets, insisting they only use them in "unique circumstances" to ensure their safety.

The 34-year-old British royal and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, hit headlines when they reportedly took four private jet journeys in 11 days this summer - which many suggested went against their views on supporting the environment.

As Harry launched eco-friendly tourism initiative Travalyst in Amsterdam on Tuesday, he discussed his use of private jets, explaining: "I spend 99 per cent of my life travelling the world by commercial. Occasionally there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure that my family are safe."

On at least two occasions over the summer, Harry and Meghan were joined by their three-month-old son Archie.

Adding that “no-one is perfect", Harry, who flew commercial to Amsterdam for the event, continued: "Sometimes the scale of the conservation crisis feels overwhelming and that individual actions can't make a difference.

"It is about balance, and if I have to do that (fly via private jet)... then I will ensure, as I have done previously and I will continue to make sure that I do, to balance out that impact that I have. I have always offset my CO2... there are so many people out there who hear about it, who don't know about it. In my mind, it's the right thing to do."

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