The Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, 77, and his daughters Stella McCartney, 48, and Mary McCartney, 50, appeared on BBC’s Newsnight to discuss his late wife Linda McCartney’s photography book and his views on Brexit.
But, the conversation soon turned to royal couple Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, after Emily Maitlis, 49, highlighted Stella had designed the Duke of Sussex’s wedding party dress.
She asked her: “When she comes into criticism about the private jets and the way she travels, do you feel like that is fair or do you think it’s misguided?”
Reluctant to share her thoughts on the matter, Stella replied: “I don’t think it’s really my place to say if I’m honest but I think the two of them are in a very exposed situation.”
You’ve got to loosen up here, give the girl a break
Sir Paul McCartney
“I’ll say it…” Sir Paul intervened.“I think it’s unfair, you know, people fly.
“It wouldn’t help if everyone just didn’t fly, it wouldn’t be the world we live in, so you have to allow a little bit here and there.
“And people are like, ‘Oh it’s from the taxpayers,’ but those flights they were told off for they didn’t even pay for them, it was their mates.”
He added: “It was Elton [John], wasn’t it?
“You’ve got to loosen up here, give the girl a break.”
Last month, Prince Harry and Meghan came under fire for their use of four private jets in 11 days.
Paul McCartney shared his thoughts on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: BBC•GETTY)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were recently criticised for their use of