Prince Harry ‘is on guest list’ along with Barack Obama and Leo DiCaprio for Google’s Italy conference packed with A-listers arriving on megayachts and 114 private jets to discuss global warming
- Tech giants and celebrities have flocked to Sicily for global warming conference
- Mega yacht Rising Sun dropped Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom off at the event
- Prince Harry attended in 2017, but it is not known if he will accept invitation
Prince Harry is said to be on the guest list alongside Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio for Google’s Italian climate change conference this week.
Tech giants and celebrities have flocked to Sicily to show off their green credentials for the camp which will focus on global warming – but failed to leave their private jets at home.
More than 110 fuel-guzzling planes are scheduled to land at Palermo, the nearest airport, between now and August 4, reports Giornale di Sicilia.
Others have brought their super yachts to the three-day conference which has A-lister attendees including Harry Styles, Katy Perry and Bradley Cooper.
It is not known if Prince Harry will accept the invitation, but he attended the event back in 2017 – and may have taken Meghan Markle along with him.
Prince Harry is said to be on the guest list alongside Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio for Google’s Italian climate change conference this week
Celebrities including Katy Perry, pictured, are attending the three-day conference in Sicily. She was dropped off on the megayacht Rising Sun, with other wealthy attendees bringing their private jets
The pair made their first public appearance together at a polo match in Ascot in May that year, and a week after the Google conference she was spotted in London with her mother celebrating her birthday.
Kensington palace declined to comment.
The event, created by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sees some of the world’s wealthiest business leaders and tech gurus discussing various issues in morning sessions before relaxing in the Italian sunshine in the afternoon.
This year’s secretive camp, where social media is banned and the itinerary locked behind a password-protected site, will focus on tackling global warming, reports the New York Post.
One attendee said: ‘There will likely be discussions about online privacy, politics, human rights, and of course, the environment, which makes it highly ironic that this event requires 114 private jets to happen.’
Luxury megayacht the Andromeda, which is owned by billionaire Kiwi Graeme Hart has been spotted just off shore, as has Barry Diller’s sailing vessel Eos.
Google’s VP of engineering Benjamin Treynor Sloss with his wife Christine headed to the event on Monday
On the final night, Google spends close to $100,000 renting the 2,500-year-old Valley of the Temples ruins for a concert and sit-down meal. Pictured: the Temple of Hera lit up in 2018
David Geffen’s Rising Sun did swing by briefly on Monday to drop off Perry and Bloom, but then continued on its way up the Italian coast.
As well as private jets and megayachts, there are buses to herd guests around and a helicopter pad.
After morning sessions, afternoons are free for guests to relax around the complex and spa, with trips around the coast, to local wineries and to tourist hot spots on offer.
The resort boasts two 18-hole golf courses, a tennis academy and one of the largest spa complexes in all of Europe on its over one mile of private coastline.
There are a number of suites and private rooms as well as three villas for guests to stay.
Those villas look out on to individual pools as well as the property’s massive infinity pool and stunning private beach, filled with imported white sand, a jetty and even a small carpet to take pampered stars into the crystal blue ocean waters.
On the final night, Google spends close to $100,000 renting the 2,500-year-old Valley of the Temples ruins for a concert and sit-down meal, with Sting performing there last summer.