As an avid traveler, Prince Harry has stayed in his fair share of hotels. (Yep, royal life isn’t all hobnobbing in palaces and luxury in-home yoga studios.) So when the 34-year-old Duke of Sussex spends time away from home for royal engagements, he makes a point to promote sustainability, one coffee cup at a time.
According to Prince Harry’s longtime friend, Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras, the duke pays a fair amount of attention to plastic usage in hotels and requests that they dial it down for the environment’s sake.
“[Harry] was there and we were at the hotel where we spent the night before the game,” Figueras explained during an interview with CBS This Morning. “He talked to a person and said, ‘This morning I got my coffee and I saw that you have a plastic thing on the coffee. And then I also sent my shirt and I got my shirt in a big plastic bag.’” He’s not wrong, there is a ton of plastic waste at hotels.
Figueras used this point to illustrate the kind of man Prince Harry is, saying, “So that’s this guy, OK. I don’t like to talk about that at all, that’s who he is. That’s who they are. No plastic.”
Whether “they” refers to Harry’s nuclear family, wife Meghan Markle and son Archie, or his entire family, is unclear. Either way, knowing his affinity for conserving electricity, this totally makes sense.