|Posted by George Freund on August 2, 2019 at 5:05 PM|
Some 114 planes were set to land in Palermo for the elite gathering which has faced claims of hypocrisy
Guests including Katy Perry and Bradley Cooper stayed at a luxury resort where rooms cost almost $2,000
Prince Harry is understood to have given a passionate, barefoot speech at the secretive Sicily climate event
Buckingham Palace has today refused to say whether the Duke of Sussex travelled to Italy on a private jet
By TIM STICKINGS and DIANNE APEN-SADLER FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 12:04 EDT, 1 August 2019 | UPDATED: 02:40 EDT, 2 August 2019
Katy Perry pictured enjoying her time on the Rising Sun yacht earlier this week
It is hard to put a price on saving the planet - but Google now has an eye-watering tab to show for its attempt.
The tech giant spent an estimated $20million on an extravagant climate change bash for a host of A-list celebrities this week, flying hundreds of guests across the world and treating them to three days of luxury at a Sicilian seaside resort.
Today the celebrity guests, who included Prince Harry, Harry Styles, Naomi Campbell and Bradley Cooper, faced ridicule and accusations of hypocrisy for meeting in Italy to save the planet while leaving a huge carbon footprint of their own.
The 300 guests at the secretive camp, who also included Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, mingled on $400million mega-yachts and cruised around Sicily in $200,000 cars before watching Coldplay's Chris Martin perform in ancient ruins which cost another $100,000 to rent - even before the show was put on.
A performance at the Temple of Hera at the Paestum Archaeological UNESCO World Heritage site where a host of celebrities gathered for the Google Camp climate change conference. Coldplay's Chris Martin was said to be the headline act
Google picked up the tab for their flights, accommodation and entertainment during the three-day 'Google Camp', sending the costs spiralling.
With environmental costs thrown in - guests arriving in Palermo on 114 fuel-guzzling planes, roaring around Italy in Maseratis and enjoying the well-watered golf courses and swimming pools at their $903-a-night resort - the climate party quickly made a mockery of its grandiose intentions.
Britain's Prince Harry is understood to have given a passionate barefoot speech about saving the planet, although Buckingham Palace has refused to confirm his attendance.
'This is not something we are commenting on,' a spokeswoman told MailOnline.
Sources said Google laid on a private jet to take him to Sicily and a helicopter to ferry him from the airport at Palermo to the luxury resort of Verdura on the island’s south coast. Google did not respond to requests for comment.
These A-List stars were spotted in Monaco after attending the Google Camp. From left to right in the back: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noel Gallagher, Woody Harrelson, Lars Ulrich, Bono, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Gates. Front, from left: Guy Oseary and French photographer JR
Who are the Google Camp guests?
The elite guest list at the Italian climate gathering is believed to include:
Diane von Furstenberg
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Leonardo di Caprio
Don't do as I do. Do as I say father was found of quoting about this sort of nonsense.
Categories: New World Order, Environment, Agenda21