The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are clearly enjoying the summer months as a new family as it's been revealed the royal couple, along with three-month-old Archie, jetted off to the south of France, just days after returning from their six-day jaunt on Ibiza.
In photographs published by The Sun, the Sussexes were snapped disembarking a private jet, said to have cost more than £20,000 (NZD $37,800) to hire, in Nice on August 14th.
Meghan was seen wearing a white blouse and cream hat as she carried Archie out of the plane, while Prince Harry wore a green polo shirt, blue cap and sunglasses.
The family's French holiday comes just days after they holidayed in a private villa on the Spanish island of Ibiza to celebrate Meghan's 38th birthday, arriving on August 6th and returning to the UK on August 12th.
The island getaway also marked a very special milestone for Archie – his first overseas trip at just three-month-old!
While the royal couple are no doubt enjoying spending quality time with Archie and wanting to make the most of the warm weather, their European getaways via private jet haven't gone down well with everyone.
According to The Sun, following their trip to Ibiza the couple were labelled 'hypocrites' by critics for voicing their concerns for the environment and climate change, yet still opting to travel by private jet – something that would result in a large carbon footprint.
Following the news that they also flew to the French Riviera by private jet UK Labour MP Teresa Pearce called on Harry and Meghan to "lead by example" on environmental issues, The Sun reported.
"Given the position they have taken publicly about being responsible on climate change, this does seem an anomaly which they should look at," Pearce said.
"It's up to all of us to cut our carbon emissions, and the number of flights we take a year.
"That is really important – and someone as high profile as that should lead by example."
Adding: "I find it quite surprising because it doesn't fit with their public image and the way they're so concerned about the planet and the environment."
Both Meghan and Harry are both passionate advocates for environment issues, with Prince Harry even recently saying he would have a maximum of two children, for environmental reasons.
Speaking to primatologist Dr Jane Goodall in the September issue of British Vogue, Prince Harry said he would have "two maximum", adding: "I've always thought: this place is borrowed.
"And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation."
And in a powerful speech at WE Day in March this year – an annual event to celebrate youth empowerment and the impact they have made on local and global issues – Prince Harry gave a stirring speech urging the world to make a change.
"Climate change is a humanitarian issue not a political one, and one that we've been far too slow in waking up to the issues and acting on the damaging impact our ways of living are having on the world," he told the audience.
"We now have the facts, the science, the technology and the ability to save not just our planet but ourselves. You don't just sit back and wait for solutions, you take action and create them."
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