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Prince Harry welcomes new trouble as he returns to US

Harry described the trip as successful and emphasized the significance of ongoing travel for both of them

By Web Desk
May 16, 2024
The couple visited the African country to promote the Invictus Games
The couple visited the African country to promote the Invictus Games

Prince Harry may encounter criticism following the revelation of his intention to increase his travel as part of his effort for positive transformation. 

After returning to the United States this week from a visit to the UK and a three-day tour of Nigeria with his wife Meghan Markle, he described the trip as successful and emphasized the significance of ongoing travel for both of them.

The Duke said: "It is hugely important for us to meet directly with people, supporting our causes and listening, in order to bring about solutions, support and positive change."

Speaking to PEOPLE, he continued: "There’s only so much one can do from home and over Zoom, so we look forward to traveling more because the work matters. Whether it's the Archewell Foundation, Invictus or any of our other causes, there will always be reasons to meet the people at the heart of our work."

However, he has risked the wrath of the public once again after previously being criticised for for comments regarding air miles. In December 2022, the Prince raised eyebrows after urging travellers to fly less.

Harry previously founded Travalyst, a project aimed at improving conservation and environmental protection, and the company shared a newsletter which told people take fewer trips, opt for economy class and pack light in a bid to be more sustainable.

The words were met with criticism accusations of hypocrisy after both Harry and Meghan were seen to take private jets to attend a number of events and engagements. 

In response to the claims, Harry claimed he only does so sporadically or in circumstances which helped to keep his family safe. He also insisted he always offsets his carbon dioxide emissions.

Harry and Meghan's recent Nigeria trip saw them take part in a number of charity events and also met with key figures and delivered some very poignant speeches. The couple visited the African country to promote the Invictus Games and they met with injured servicemen and while also taking part in fundraising events while in the country.