Campaigners have today called out members of the royal family as climate change hypocrites, following various comments by the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William.

In the lead up to the COP26 climate change conference, anti-monarchy group Republic has said the royals do not deserve any praise for supporting the environment.

Speaking for the group, Graham Smith said:

"Senior royals routinely make use of helicopters instead of cars and fly longer distances by private jet. And they all maintain multiple large houses that will have an enormous carbon foot-print."

"In July this year it was reported that the Queen has lobbied the Scottish government for an exemption from environmental protection laws."

"The royals need to be challenged on their 'do as we say' attitude. They cannot seriously lecture the rest of us on the need to change how we live when they expect to travel by helicopter, private jet and royal train."

"The hypocrisy is staggering, and allowing people like Charles and William to portray themselves as environmentalists will only harm the cause of tackling climate change."

"Before the princes utter one more word about other people changing their way of life to reduce carbon emissions, they should ditch the helicopters and jets and try living like the rest of us."