Putting his money where his environmentalist mouth is, Prince Charles is swapping gas-guzzling private planes and helicopters for commercial flights, train journeys and biodiesel cars.
A longtime champion of green causes, the heir to the throne says action is needed now to avoid leaving a ruined planet to the next generation.
“From February, we are going to look at the diary and see what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint,” a spokeswoman for the prince’s London residence, Clarence House, said Thursday on condition of anonymity in line with royal rules. “Wherever possible, we will be making less use of helicopters and chartered planes and rely more on car journeys, scheduled flights and trains.”
Now that’s some funny shit.
Wonder how the masses will react to seeing him onboard their flights. It actually should be rather comforting, from a mechanical point of view. At least they know that if the engines go out, they’ve got backup with those ears of his.
They can flap the plane clean back to safety.