YP Letters: We don’t need Prince Harry’s costly trip to Norway

The Duke of Sussex during a flying visit to Norway. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
The Duke of Sussex during a flying visit to Norway. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

From: David Algar, Mawcroft Close, Yeadon, Leeds.

AS the song writer George Gershwin wrote “Nice work if you can get it”.

I note Prince Harry has made a round trip of six hours duration to Norway to visit our troops in training (The Yorkshire Post, February 15). There are two relevant points to consider:

1: The planet is facing a serious climate change problem and can ill-afford the carbon footprint associated with this private jet flight;

2: The UK defence budget cannot justify the £26,000 cost.

While I appreciate troops may require morale boosting trips from time to time, can an appropriate visit be made after consideration of prevailing environmental/economic circumstances?

The legacy which we are leaving to our children and future generations is a very unpleasant one.

From: Thomas Reed, Harrogate.

IT would be far better if Prince Harry got a proper job rather than spending his time at rugby, or day trips to Norway, at our expense.

Leave official duties to his father and brother.