Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spotted sneaking onto commercial flight after private jet backlash

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan visit One World Observatory on 102nd floor of Freedom Tower of World Trade Center.
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Passengers claim to have spotted Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sneaking onto a commercial flight from New York to LA after facing backlash for their use of private jets.

Prince Harry and Meghan were reportedly spotted sneaking onto a commercial flight back to their LA home (opens in new tab), after a stint in New York City.

The Daily Mail (opens in new tab) has reported that a fellow passenger spotted the couple and posted a picture of what appears to be them, wearing face masks on the aircraft, to social media along with a caption that read, ‘Ok this might sound unbelievable and I couldn’t get a good picture and I get you can say this could literally be anyone….BUT….Prince Harry and Meghan were on our flight to LA last night!

'We were held up for about 20 minutes from our departure time and they were snuck into the last 2 seats.'

They continued saying, 'They have quickly whisked away and we were in shock that we were so close and breathing the same air as our beloved royals.'

This surprising sighting comes after the couple, who will not be returning to the UK for Christmas (opens in new tab), were criticised for calling for climate change action at the Global Citizen Live Concert, then flying home on a private jet. 

Global Citizen Live festival at the Great Lawn, Central Park on September 25, 2021 in New York City.

Private jets are notoriously bad for the environment, sparking backlash for the pair, with many branding them hypocrites.

If this sighting was in fact Prince Harry and Meghan, it would seem they have taken this criticism into consideration, opting for a busy commercial flight from NYC to LA, instead of a luxury jet.

This would set a great example for other A-listers, especially since they have been named one of the most influential people in the world (opens in new tab).

The couple has been very vocal on the climate crisis, even pledging that their own Archewell foundation will be carbon neutral by 2030. 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.