Harry and Meghan's Tutu quote offers sound advice to us all
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have landed in a spot of bother over urging people to help tackle climate change and then hopping on a private jet to the South of France.
The trip to Sir Elton John’s luxury villa near Nice was one of four recent private plane journeys taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Strangely what seems to have irritated critics perhaps even more than the plane journey itself was an inspirational quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu which the Sussexes posted on Instagram advising their followers ‘Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.’
More or less instantly they were told in no uncertain terms to practise what they preached.
Whoops! It just shows that even good advice can backfire when delivered in the wrong circumstances.
As it happens Sir Elton had provided the flight himself and paid to offset its carbon footprint.
And of course Archbishop Tutu’s advice to do “little bits of good” still holds true. It’s a sound and positive strategy for us all.
Even a Royal couple who in this hyper judgemental social media age will never be able to escape their critics. It might b e worth remembering that they ave already said that they will limit the size of their family for environmental reasons. That is a very big commitment.
In an interview in Vogue earlier this summer Harry told primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, a patron of Population that he and Meghan would have a maximum of two children.
He also said that we should take care of the planet and strive to leave something better behind for the next generation.