Prince Harry showed his royally privileged rear end this week when he suggested the coronavirus pandemic is payback from Mother Nature from humans’ trashing the planet.
The second-born royal, known for flying around the world on gas-guzzling private jets and hanging out in his multi-million-dollar mansion in Cali that probably isn’t powered by sprinkles and unicorn farts, said during an interview on WaterBear (it’s an environmentally-focused streaming site you’ve never heard of) that perhaps, if we hadn't been such jackholes to the Earth, we wouldn’t have gotten hit with the plague that’s killed upwards of 270,000 Americans and hundreds of thousands more worldwide.
"Somebody said to me at the beginning of the pandemic, it's almost as though Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms for bad behavior, to really take a moment and think about what we've done," Harry said during the interview. "It's certainly reminded me about how interconnected we all are, not just as people but through nature. We take so much from her and we rarely give a lot back."
"Every single raindrop that falls from the sky relieves the parched ground. What if every one of us was a raindrop? If every single one of us cared? We do, because we have to, because at the end of the day nature is our life source,” he said.
Nature might be Harry’s life source, but I’m fairly certain a coal-powered plant somewhere is his home’s. And I can only assume it takes more to power his Montecito mansion than my single-family two-story. Let me know when he puts it on the market in exchange for a plant-powered yurt and I'll be sure to start feeling guilty.