Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, and Elton John are defending Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for traveling by private jet. Here’s everything you need to know.

Pink and Ellen DeGeneres are the latest stars to show support for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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Pink and Ellen DeGeneres are the latest stars to show support for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, and Elton John are among the celebrities to show support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they were criticized by the press for flying via private jet.

The couple received backlash for taking the private aircraft to John’s home in Nice, just weeks after Harry urged fans to consider the impact of climate change.

Read more: Elton John says he paid for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s private jet to be carbon neutral when they visited his house in France

John came to the couple’s defense with a lengthy statement shared on Instagram on Monday.

Confirming that he paid for the jet, John said he made sure the aircraft was carbon neutral by making “the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint.”

“I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week,” said John.

Harry and Meghan stayed in John's home in Nice, France.

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Harry and Meghan stayed in John’s home in Nice, France.
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“Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death.

“After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home,” he added.

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I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week. Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death. After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™ I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis.

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It was the third time this month that the couple were reported to have traveled by private jet.

Prince Harry was first said to have flown privately to attend Google Camp, an annual “meeting of the minds” event in Sicily, where he reportedly delivered a speech on climate change.

Read more: Prince Harry reportedly got a pedicure at a $600-a-night hotel before giving a barefoot speech at Google Camp

Then, the couple reportedly traveled by private jet again to Ibiza, for a vacation in a resort nicknamed the “billionaire’s playground,” before flying to John’s home in Nice.

Ellen DeGeneres also showed her support for the couple, calling them “the most down-to-earth, compassionate people.”

“Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation,” she wrote on Monday.

“They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better.”

Pink followed DeGeneres’ and John’s lead with her own statement on Twitter.

“I’m happy to see people coming to the defense of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” she wrote on Tuesday.

“The way people treat her is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while. It’s out of control. Let’s all be a bit kinder, huh? Let’s show our children that it’s cool to be kind,” she added.

Meanwhile, Markle’s good friends, Jameela Jamil and Jessica Mulroney, called the British press “racist” for their treatment of the couple.

“Ugh. Dear England and English press, just say you hate her because she’s black, and him for marrying a black woman and be done with it God dammit,” Jamil wrote on Twitter.

“Your bullying is so embarrassing and obvious. You’ve all lost your marbles. It’s 2019. Grow up.”

Jamil, who was featured as one of the duchess’ “Forces for Change” for her September issue of British Vogue, has come to the couple’s defense in the past.

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, “The Good Place” actress said that if Markle “was a white woman, all the bold things she’s doing would be celebrated.”

Mulroney posted a photo on Instagram with the quote: “When someone faces unfair criticism, you call it out.

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3 years of underserved hate and abuse. It’s enough.

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“When that person is your friend and your family, you call those critics what they truly are. Shame on you, you racist bullies.”

“3 years of undeserved hate and abuse,” she added in the caption. “It’s enough.”