The Duke of Sussex flew in a private jet for a one-day polo tournament 1,000 miles away. his California home – His kit is transported in another car.
Duke played for fundraising His HIV Charity Sentebalewas filmed arriving in an electric vehicle to board a Bombardier Challenger 600 near his home in Santa Barbara.
His polo kit arrived by Range Rover about 30 minutes later and was reportedly taken to the luggage compartment by a suspected member of staff before flying to Aspen, Colorado.
MailOnline reports that the jet is owned by businessman and polo enthusiast Marc Ganzi.
The Duke has previously defended his use of private jets for security reasons, saying in 2019 that “99%” of his flights are commercial.
It is understood that the Duke was offered a lift in a jet that had already brought people to the polo tournament.
during the event launch his ecotourism projecthe told the audience that he has always offset his carbon footprint, but that “no one is perfect” in their actions when it comes to “worrying” threats to the planet.
The annual charity polo tournament was designed to raise funds for the Duke’s HIV charity, Sentebale, which operates in Lesotho and Botswana.
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At the dinner afterwards, the Duke spoke about his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, ahead of the 25th anniversary of her death.
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“Next week is the 25th anniversary of my mother’s death, and she will never be forgotten.
“I want a day filled with memories of her amazing work and love for the way she does things.
“I want this day to be a day to share my mother’s spirit with my family and my children. I missed her.
“I am proud of her every day.
“She has worked tirelessly to help people experiencing HIV/AIDS and eliminate stigma. Fittingly, her favorite flower was the forget-me-not.
“I hope we can remember our mother’s legacy by recommitting ourselves to the people we serve, whoever they are, wherever they are.”
“We are seeing the de facto elimination of HIV.”
The Duke was addressing guests, polo players and donors. The speech celebrated the progress Sentebale has made in caring for people living with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana. Botswana is about to become the first African country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, he said.
“Botswana and Lesotho are virtual elimination of HIV It’s visible and eradicable,” he said.
“By being here today, you are part of our journey.
“If she was here, my mother would thank you too.”
Earlier in the day, the Duke was on the winning team of the annual charity polo tournament in Aspen, Colorado, playing Centebale with his friend Nacho Figueras.
The Duke scored a hat-trick in the first game and scored another goal in the second, with commentators enthused:
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