Ellen DeGeneres joins Elton John in defending Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
On Monday, the iconic “Rocket Man” singer went to social media to close “evil” rumors about the recent journey of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to his estate in Nice. Just a few days ago the environmentally friendly royal couple were photographed, along with their baby boy Archie Harrison, who took a private jet to Elton’s home in France, causing a frenzy on social media.
Elton, who was very close to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, shot back to critics.
“I am deeply saddened by today’s twisted and malicious report in the press about the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last week in my house in Nice,” wrote Elton. “Prince Harry’s mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a deep sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press offense that contributed to the premature death of Diana.”
“After a hectic year in which they had continued their hard work and dedication to charity, David [Furnish] and I wanted the young family to have a private vacation in the safety and tranquility of our home,” said the 72-year-old star. further. “To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we have offered them a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry‘s commitment to the environment, we have ensured that their flight was CO2 neutral by making the right contribution deliver to the carbon footprint. “
Elton concluded his message on social media with: “I respect and appreciate both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I urge the press to end these relentless and untrue murders on their character, which are falsified almost daily. “
Following Elton’s post, Ellen also defended the “compassionate” couple in a message to her social media followers, who talked about her and Portia De Rossi’s meeting with the royal couple.
“Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their conservation work,” wrote the Emmy winner. “They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do while only trying to improve the world.”
Harry and Meghan‘s friend, professional polo player Ignacio Figueras, responded to Ellen’s post with raised hands, prayer and heart emojis.