Since it was revealed that Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and baby Archie jetsetted off for a private holiday, taking multiple private planes funded by UK tax payers to get to and from, the media had a field day painting the Sussex's in a bad light.
Sir Elton John has since revealed publically on social media that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were staying at his holiday home in Nice, France and hit out at the media for viciously attacking the Sussex's.
Writing on social media, Elton John said: "I am deeply distressed by today's distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's private stay at my home in Nice last week."
"Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death." he continued.
"After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight."
"To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™"
"I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis."
He signed off simply with his name.
Harry and Meghan have been accused of hypocrisy for using private jets, despite recently campaigning over the dangers of climate change.
The royal couple and their three-month-old Archie, were photographed over the weekend boarding a jet on the French Riviera after a short trip to Nice.