Over the past few weeks, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have received criticism for the ways in which they choose to fly. Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently opted to travel on four private jets in 11 days time while simultaneously speaking about the importance of environmental issues, they have been "accused of hypocrisy." Now, Harry has finally broken his silence about why he and Meghan went that route in terms of how they travel.

According to the Daily Mail, the British prince responded to the criticism in a question-and-answer session in Amsterdam on Tuesday after a speech he gave to promote a new travel partnership that will focus on online travel firms, such as Booking.com, Visa, and TripAdvisor. During the discussion portion of the event, Prince Harry said he believes there should occasionally be "an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure that my family are safe."

He added, "I came here by commercial. I spend 99 percent of my life traveling the world by commercial."

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Continuing, the royal said that he balances out any impact he has on the environment in terms of offsetting CO2. He also revealed that he plans to proceed with being mindful of his environmental actions. Elaborating, he said, "... it can't just be a ticking-the-box exercise."

The controversy surrounding their private flights certainly has not been the only obstacle the couple has faced in recent months. Additionally, Prince Harry received backlash for a certain decision that was made surrounding his Invictus Games and many were unhappy with the way in which Meghan decided to go about her recent British Vogue guest-editing role. The ongoing negativity the royal couple has faced may be behind their reported decision to lead in a different way moving forward.

Prince Harry Prince Harry is pictured attending a Commonwealth Day Youth Event on March 11, 2019 in London, England. Photo: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images