PRINCE Harry said President Donald Trump’s support for the coal industry means he has ‘blood on his hands’ as part of a call with hoaxers who apparently duped the duke.
Speaking on the phone with Russian pranksters posing as climate activist Greta Thunberg, Harry laments Trump’s climate positions and takes a shot at the president but ultimately advises the fake Greta to talk to him.
‘The mere fact that Donald Trump is pushing the coal industry is so big in America, he has blood on his hands,” Harry says.
“But Trump will want to meet you to make him look better but he won’t want to have a discussion about climate change with you because you will outsmart him.”
He adds: “Whether you have an option to meet President Trump or an option to meet Boris Johnson, I think I would always.”
“It’s far more important to have an open dialogue and have conversations with these people than not.”
WHAT HARRY TOLD HOAXERS
‘The mere fact that Donald Trump is pushing the coal industry is so big in America, he has blood on his hands. But Trump will want to meet you to make him look better but he won’t want to have a discussion about climate change with you because you will outsmart him.’
‘I can assure you, marrying a Prince or Princess is not all it’s made out to be! But sometimes the right decision isn’t always the easy one. And this decision certainly wasn’t the easy one but it was the right decision for our family, the right decision to be able to protect my son. And I think there’s a hell of a lot of people around the world that can identify and respect us for putting our family first.’
‘Unfortunately, the world is being led by some very sick people, so people like yourselves and (the) younger generation are the ones that are going to make all the difference. People need to be woken up and the only way to wake people up from what effectively is a consciousness crisis is, I think, you need to be doing extreme things. What you need to do is make real big changes that actually shock people, and it’s that shock factor that wakes people up.’
ON PRINCE ANDREW
‘I have very little to say on that. But whatever he has done or hasn’t done, is completely separate from me and my wife. We operate in a way of inclusivity and we are focusing on community. And so we are completely separate from the majority of my family.’
‘I think he is a good man, so you are one of few people who can reach into his soul and get him to feel and believe in you. But you have to understand that because he has been around for so long like all of these other people, they are already set in their ways. They believe what they want to believe, they believe what they have been told. So that is what you’re up against, up against changing habits, as you know.’
ON THE ELECTION
‘The fact that our choice was between those two individuals in my mind, I think, probably creates more of an observation that the system itself might be broken. There’s a lot that the leaders of today can learn and can listen to people like yourself.’
ON PRIVATE JETS
‘Unfortunately there is very few alternatives. We have to fly on commercial planes all over the world. Nowhere near as much as most people who do it for a night or weekends. Certainly for my family, to protect my family, from these people, as you can well understand. I have to put protections and safety of my family first and these people are never-ending.’
‘I was in the military for ten years so I’m more normal than my family would like to believe. But certainly being in a different position now gives us the ability to say things and do things that we might not have been able to do. And seeing as everyone under the age of 35 or 36, seems to be carrying out an activist’s role, gives us the opportunity to try and make more of a difference without being criticised.’
Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov — AKA Vovan and Lexus — twice spoke to Harry, 35, on the landline at his luxury bolthole on Vancouver Island, Canada.