Eco-warriors Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could meet Greta Thunberg as they visit Britain in SAME week – The SunFebruary 23, 2020
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry could meet Greta Thunberg – as they visit the UK the same week as the teen climate change campaigner.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously spoken out about their passion for the environment, with Harry even praising the 17-year-old Swede.
And the couple could meet with Greta as they return home to the UK next week to complete their final royal duties before Megxit is finalised on March 31.
The Swedish activist today announced she was "heading for the UK", planning on joining a school strike in Bristol.
Taking to Twitter, she urged Brits to join her as she led a protest on climate change.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry is expected to be in the UK from at least February 28 – heading to an event with Jon Bon Jovi to raise awareness for the Invictus Games.
He and Meghan are expected to carry out six engagements over the 11 days while they are in Britain, leaving a few spare days for a possible meeting with Greta.
It wouldn't be the first time that a Royal Family member has met with the dedicated teen, with Prince Charles meeting with her at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
But a possible meeting comes after it was revealed the Sussexes have made deals with big banks to give speeches to some of the richest in the world.
Prince Harry recently gave a speech for JP Morgan in Florida and is now reportedly in talks with banking giant Goldman Sachs to become a guest speaker on its YouTube series.
And despite the couple's keenness to encourage eco-friendly decisions – with Prince Harry even vowing only have two children to minimise his impact on the earth – they have been criticised for hypocritical decisions to travel on private jets.
Last year, the couple came under fire for taking four private jets in just 11 days last year.
Meanwhile Greta insisted at her own speech at the WEF that more needed to be done to tackle climate change.
She told the annual meeting: "We are not telling you to 'offset your emissions' by just paying someone else to plant trees in places like Africa while at the same time forests like the Amazon are being slaughtered at an infinitely higher rate.
"Planting trees is good, of course, but it’s nowhere near enough of what needs to be done, and it cannot replace real mitigation or rewilding nature."
Prince Harry previously said in a Vogue interview: "I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed. And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation."
Both the palace and Greta Thunberg have been contacted for comment.