Meghan Markle is focused on 'bigger things' and 'riding above' the private jet storm, royal sources claim

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have come under fire over their private jet use
  • Green-minded royals took gas-guzzling private jets four times in 11 days
  • However a source claims the Duchess is 'riding above' the ongoing public furore
  • Told Vanity Fair the royal is 'getting excited' about new charity clothing range

The Duchess of Sussex is 'not wasting time' on the public row over her private jet use, royal sources have claimed. 

Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 34, who have been vocal on environmental issues and recently urged their Instagram followers to do 'their little bit of good', provoked outrage and were branded 'hypocrites' for flying on gas-guzzling private planes four times in 11 days this month.

However sources told Katie Nicholl at Vanity Fair that the Duchess is 'moving on and riding above the storm' and is instead focused on 'bigger things' like the launch of her new charity clothing range for Smart Works. 

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The Duchess of Sussex is 'not wasting time' on the public row over her private jet use and is instead focusing on upcoming projects, royal sources told Katie Nicholl at Vanity Fair. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the London premiere of the Lion King last month

The Duchess of Sussex is 'not wasting time' on the public row over her private jet use and is instead focusing on upcoming projects, royal sources told Katie Nicholl at Vanity Fair. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the London premiere of the Lion King last month 

Harry and Meghan, who have been vocal on environmental issues, provoked outrage and were branded 'hypocrites' for flying on gas-guzzling private planes four times in 11 days this month. Pictured, Meghan carries Archie as she boards a private jet in France on Saturday

Harry and Meghan, who have been vocal on environmental issues, provoked outrage and were branded 'hypocrites' for flying on gas-guzzling private planes four times in 11 days this month. Pictured, Meghan carries Archie as she boards a private jet in France on Saturday

'She's not wasting time or energy on the row over the private jets, instead she's getting very excited about the new launch,' the source said. 

Another added: 'As far as she is concerned it’s a storm that will blow over. She is focused on bigger things right now.' 

Yesterday the Duchess of Sussex shared a video of her making an appearance at a fashion photoshoot for the charity Smart Works in London.

In the 'sneak peak' clip, shared to Instagram Stories and set to Bill Withers' 1977 hit Lovely Day, the Duchess, 38, is seen excitedly helping coordinate the shoot for the capsule collection she is spearheading in partnership with the women's organisation.

Meghan Markle looks like an excited schoolgirl in a behind-the-scenes video of a fashion photoshoot shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram account yesterday

Meghan Markle looks like an excited schoolgirl in a behind-the-scenes video of a fashion photoshoot shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram account yesterday

In the 'sneak peak' clip shared to Instagram Stories, the duchess, 38, is seen embracing the ladies who have been chosen to take part
In the 'sneak peak' clip shared to Instagram Stories, the duchess, 38, is seen embracing the ladies who have been chosen to take part

In the 'sneak peak' clip shared to Instagram Stories, the duchess, 38, is seen embracing the ladies who have been chosen to take part

In one frame, Meghan is seen taking a look at the photos so far on the photographer's computer

In one frame, Meghan is seen taking a look at the photos so far on the photographer's computer

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The new line will be in aid of charity and was announced following the launch of Meghan's Vogue magazine campaign.

Smart Works, one of Meghan's first patronages, helps women, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, get interview-ready by providing them with a new outfit and coaching from a team of volunteer mentors.

'Meghan surprised everyone at Smart Works when she showed up for the shoot,' a source told BAZAAR.com.

It comes after mass furore over Meghan and Harry's use of four private jets in the space of just 11 days.

It comes after mass furore over Meghan and Harry's use of four private jets in the space of just 11 days. Pictured, a map illustrating the trips taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

It comes after mass furore over Meghan and Harry's use of four private jets in the space of just 11 days. Pictured, a map illustrating the trips taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

In an interview for Meghan's edition of British Vogue, Harry told environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall he and his wife only plan to have a 'maximum' of two children, to help minimise their carbon footprint.

But photographs of the royal couple and three-month-old Archie showed the family stepping on board the Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign jet on Saturday at about 3pm local time, having arrived in France three days earlier.

The couple are believed to have visited the £15million palatial home of Castel Mont-Alban owned by Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish overlooking the Promenade des Anglais during their holiday to the French Riviera.

Royal experts later said the British public do not want to be 'lectured on climate change by those who don't do follow their own advice', while MPs said the trips do not 'fit with their public image' they project as eco-warriors.

Meghan Markle is 'riding above' the private jet storm, royal sources claim

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