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Carbon emissions for the royal family doubled last year

Carbon emissions from royal travel DOUBLES in just a year despite efforts from senior family members to reduce their environmental impact

  • CO2 emissions for the Royal Household rose from 1,687 in 2018 to 3,344 in 2019
  • Officials blamed it on increased foreign travel on behalf of the Government
  • A spokesman for the Prince of Wales pointed out that his emissions had risen by only 2 per cent overall, despite increased travel requests

Carbon emissions for royal travel doubled last year, despite Buckingham Palace trying to reduce its environmental impact.

CO2 emissions for the whole Royal Household rose from 1,687 in 2018 to 3,344 in 2019, despite a 24 per cent fall in energy use at the palace.

Officials said it was a matter of regret but stressed that increased foreign travel on behalf of the Government were responsible for the rise.

Carbon emissions for royal travel doubled last year, despite Buckingham Palace trying to reduce its environmental impact. Pictured, Prince Charles, who often campaigns on climate change, at the Bond 25 set

‘This is clearly linked to five major overseas visits rather than one the previous year,’ one official insisted.

A spokesman for the Prince of Wales pointed out that his emissions had risen by only 2 per cent overall, despite increased travel requests.

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