Meghan and Harry stayed in ‘billionaire’s playground’ on Ibiza break

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s stay at ‘billionaire’s playground’ resort in Ibiza: The royal couple stayed at Vista Alegre retreat where super-villas cost up to £120,000 a week during holiday for her 38th birthday

  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex headed to Ibiza on August 6 for a luxurious break for Meghan’s 38th birthday
  • Locals revealed they stayed at the stunning Vista Alegre gated complex overlooking the island’s Porroig Bay
  • Villas there start from around £3,100 per week but the most opulent will cost up to £120,000 for a week
  • Those who have stayed at the lavish homes include DJ David Guetta and Sir Paul McCartney 
  • News comes as Meghan, Harry and baby Archie took their third private jet in eight days to France last week 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex jetted into the luxurious Ibiza resort with baby Archie on August 6 (pictured in their official engagement photo in 2017) 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stayed in a billionaire’s playground on their jet-set Ibiza break, where mega villas cost up to £120,000 a week, locals revealed.

The royal eco-warriors, who took their third private jet in just eight days when they flew into the south of France on Wednesday, stayed at the gorgeous Vista Alegre gated complex of sea-facing mansions earlier this month.

The most expensive villas overlooking the azure waters of Ibiza’s Porroig Bay are listed at £20,000 per week, but the price of others on enquiry rises to up to £120,000 per week.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with baby Archie, jetted into the island on August 6 before being chauffeured to the fabulous resort, The Sun reported.

Locals told the paper that the already stringent security was dialled up, one said: ‘The area has been built to a high specification and is a billionaires’ playground so the security staff know what they are doing.’

A source on the island told MailOnline last week the Royals landed in Ibiza with several taxpayer-funded Met Police bodyguards for the ‘six-day trip’.

They added that five close protection officers from the Spanish security forces joined the group escorting them to their private villa.

One of the most opulent Vista Alegre houses is the £120,000-a-week Sa Calma residence which has been rented out by DJ David Guetta and Sir Paul McCartney, The Sun reported. 

The royal eco-warriors, who took their third private jet in just eight days when they flew into the south of France on Wednesday, stayed at the gorgeous Vista Alegre gated complex of sea-facing mansions after jetting off on August 6

The gorgeous living room in the Villa Moon mansion, which costs £20,000 per week, its website says: ‘Located in a quiet residential area of the West Coast facing unobstructed sea views the property offers a grand house built over two levels with an enormous swimming pool and plenty of terrace space for maximising outdoor lifestyle’

The opulent living room in the £120,000 per week Sa Calma property. Amenities include, private beach access and boat mooring, infinity pool, water front gym, Jacuzzi, Sonos music, separate professional kitchen and live-in housekeepers. Former guests are reported to have included DJ David Guetta and Sir Paul McCartney

The 860-mile private jet journey from Farnborough to Ibiza would have emitted six times more carbon than a commercial flight

Prince Harry and Meghan’s summer of fuel-burning sojourns:

End of July

Prince Harry attended Google Camp in Sicily for a ‘green summit’ where he delivered a passionate speech on the environment.

He joined a raft of celebrities, reported to include Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry and Harry Styles.

Google is understood to have covered the costs of his flights, including a helicopter and he stayed on one of the many super yachts moored off the Italian island.

According to experts, a 390ft super-yacht produces about 3.3 tons of damaging carbon dioxide each hour at sea by burning through around 200 gallons of fuel.

August 6

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with baby Archie, are understood to have travelled to Ibiza by private jet where they stayed at the Vista Alegre gated complex.

They are thought to have returned via private jet after a six day trip on the island.

The couple’s journeys to and from the Spanish island would have emitted six times more carbon dioxide per person than a scheduled flight from London.

The flights there and back would have given out 12.5 tons of carbon dioxide.

The cost for the return flight would could have cost up to £40,000. 

August 14

The young royals then departed the UK last Wednesday on a 12-seater Cessna aircraft to Nice in the south of France.

Experts believe the cost of the flight would have been more than £20,000.

Furthermore, the jet would have emitted seven times more carbon per person than a commercial plane.

The mansion boasts a colossal double height ‘grand living room’ with massive glass sliding doors providing a view to the sea over a 54 yard infinity pool.

A master bedroom and two guest suites take up the top floor, while another four guest suites are on the ground floor. Amenities include, private beach access, boat mooring, a water front gym, a Jacuzzi, surround sound Sonos music, two kitchens and live-in servants.

Their return flights to the Spanish island would have emitted six times more carbon dioxide per person than a scheduled flight from London and are estimated to have cost up to £40,000.

The jet-set couple flew into a new hypocrisy row on Friday night after it emerged they had flown to Nice on Wednesday by private jet, once again.  

Dressed in a white blouse and cream sun hat, Meghan, was spotted cradling the couple’s three-month-old son Archie as she left the 12-seater Cessna aircraft.

Harry, wearing a green polo shirt, blue cap and sunglasses, was also seen leaving the Cessna Citation Sovereign, which experts said would have cost more than £20,000 to hire.

The Royal couple’s trip to the French Riviera is estimated to have created seven times more carbon emissions per person than a commercial flight.

There are more than 20 scheduled flights from London airports to Nice each Wednesday. 

The couple’s extraordinary string of private-jet flights comes after Harry attended a ‘green summit’ organised by tech giant Google in Sicily at the end of July where he delivered an impassioned speech on saving the environment. 

He was reportedly barefoot as he gave his lecture to VIPs and power-brokers.

However, it was claimed Google paid for his flights and a helicopter to a luxury resort where he is understood to have stayed on a fuel-eating super-yacht.

According to experts, a 390ft super-yacht produces about 3.3 tons of damaging carbon dioxide each hour at sea by burning through around 200 gallons of fuel. 

In an interview published in Vogue Magazine with conservationist Jane Goodall recently, Harry revealed that he and Meghan wanted a ‘maximum’ of two children because of environmental concerns.

The couple set off for their second Mediterranean holiday of the summer on Wednesday morning, travelling 20 miles from their home at Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Castle estate to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.

As he disembarked in Nice, Harry stared towards the ground, seemingly trying to avoid being identified, according to The Sun on Sunday.

Harry, Meghan and their son were then whisked from the airport in a blacked-out Mercedes people carrier. 

The stunning 54 yard infinity pool outside Villa Sa Calma, a price is only available on request for this stunning house and it charges £120,000 per week. Its website says: ‘Facing the Peninsula of Porroig and Formentera Island the property sits only a few minutes away from upscale beach clubs and restaurants of the adjacent beaches of Es Cubells, Es Torrent, Cala Jondal and just 15 km from the international airport.’

It is unclear whether they are still in the South of France or have returned to the UK.

Labour MP Teresa Pearce said she was ‘surprised’ by the couple’s jet-setting. ‘Given the position they have taken publicly about being responsible on climate change, this does seem an anomaly which they should look at,’ she said.

‘I find this quite surprising because it doesn’t fit with their public image and the way they’re so concerned about the planet and the environment.’

And Ken Wharfe, a former royal protection officer, said: ‘Frankly it’s hypocritical. Harry can’t be preaching about the catastrophic effects of climate change while jetting around the world on a private plane.’

The Royal family have not commented on the latest trip. 

On August 6, the first day of their holiday to Ibiza, the only private plane travelling to Ibiza from the VIP Farnborough Airport was a Gulfstream 200, which can hold up to 19 people, which left at 7.49am BST and touched down on the Balearic island at 10.49am local time.

Six days later, on Monday this week, a nine-seater Cessna 500 XL, owned by NetJets, left Ibiza at 10.14am local time and landed at Farnborough at 11.20am BST and is understood to have been carrying the royals.

The £16,500 per week Villa Firefly, the website says: ‘All bedrooms benefit from exterior access and ample comfortable en suite bathrooms while the fully equipped top of the line kitchen allows for professional catering. The inviting exterior is beautifully landscaped with natural stone walls, Mediterranean plants and palms, wooden decking around the overflowing pool as well as perfectly appointed dining and other lounging areas. A two-car garage, ample outdoor parking space and a staff apartment complete the property.’

The swimming pool area of one of the lavish properties. In total Vista Alegre lists 15 massive houses available to rent, starting at £3,100 and rising to around £120,000 per week

The plane used by the couple to get to Ibiza was believed to be a Cessna Citation XL, similar to the one pictured in this file photo 

Meghan has fond memories of the island having visited with friends before meeting the Prince

At least one leg of the journey is understood to have been booked through NetJets, which has earned the nicknames ‘Hertz For Heirs’ or ‘Uber for billionaires’ because it serves the wealthy.

It is not known who paid for the flights, which would have cost around £20,000 return.   

Last night Buckingham Palace claimed the trip to Nice was a private matter and declined to comment. 

Harry and Meghan’s trip to France is estimated to have had a carbon footprint of just over three tons and their earlier trip to Ibiza is believed to have had a footprint of more than four tons. The carbon footprint of an average person in the UK is 13 tons a year.

Source: Read Full Article