Queen Elizabeth is taking some heat for flying to her Sandringham estate on Thursday, November 4 — days after she made a powerful speech about climate change.
Graham Smith, the CEO of Republic, wrote on Twitter, "Two days after telling everyone we need to tackle climate change she is again using a helicopter when she could just as easily go by car."
One person replied, "She could have easily taken an electric car. I give up. I guess climate change is for the peasants only," while another added, "Always been one rule for them and another for us."
However, others stuck up for the 95-year-old, who has been dealing with some health woes as of late.
One person fumed, "Pathetic and puerile. Are you suggesting that no one should use a helicopter in future? The constitutional head of state needs protection and care," while a second person stated, "So you know the royals and politicians fly because for security reasons they need an escort and road/junction closures? Better to use one helicopter than six cars."
A third user added, "Her Majesty can do what she likes as far as I am concerned."
One day earlier, it was revealed that the monarch was on the move.
"The Queen had been hoping she would still be able to spend the weekend at Sandringham and was delighted her doctors gave her the all clear to travel," a source said. “Her Majesty is very much looking forward to hosting her family at her Norfolk home for the Christmas holiday and there is much preparation to be done in time to accommodate everyone who has been invited."
“The Queen has many happy memories of being at Sandringham with the family over Christmas and was in the firm belief that she was far better off being there in person to oversee everything as much as possible," the insider continued. “But she traveled on the understanding with her doctors that she continues to rest as advised.”
Earlier in the week, the Queen spoke about the environment virtually, as she was told to not attend the COP26 conference in person.
"The impact of the environment on human progress was a subject close to the heart of my dear late husband," the Queen said in the video clip, referring to Prince Philip, who died in April. "If we fail to cope with this challenge, all the other problems will pale into insignificance. It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet lives on through the work of our eldest son, Charles, and his eldest son, William. I could not be more proud of them."