Prince Harry ‘gives barefoot speech’ at Google Camp in Italy

Prince Harry ‘gives barefoot speech’ at secretive Google Camp climate change conference in Italy in front of A-list crowd including Leo DiCaprio and Barack Obama, as it’s revealed celebs arrived on total of 114 private jets

  • Tech giants and celebrities have flocked to Sicily for global warming conference
  • Mega yacht Rising Sun dropped Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom off at the event 
  • The Duke of Sussex gave a passionate speech at the select climate change event 

By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

Published: 20:17 BST, 31 July 2019 | Updated: 02:41 BST, 1 August 2019

Prince Harry gave a barefoot speech at a secretive Google Camp climate change conference in Italy, in front of an A-List crowd who flew in on 114 private jets.  

The Duke of Sussex gave a passionate speech about saving the planet while being watched by Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio, among other celebrities and power brokers.  

Tech giants and celebrities have flocked to Sicily to show off their green credentials for the camp which will focus on global warming – but failed to leave their private jets at home.

More than 110 fuel-guzzling planes are scheduled to land at Palermo, the nearest airport, between now and August 4, reports Giornale di Sicilia.

Others have brought their super yachts to the three-day conference which has A-lister attendees including Harry Styles, Katy Perry and Bradley Cooper.

Prince Harry also attended the event back in 2017 – and may have taken Meghan Markle along with him.

Prince Harry is said to be on the guest list alongside Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio for Google’s Italian climate change conference this week

Celebrities including Katy Perry, pictured, are attending the three-day conference in Sicily. She was dropped off on the megayacht Rising Sun, with other wealthy attendees bringing their private jets

The pair made their first public appearance together at a polo match in Ascot in May that year, and a week after the Google conference she was spotted in London with her mother celebrating her birthday.

Kensington palace declined to comment. 

The event, created by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sees some of the world’s wealthiest business leaders and tech gurus discussing various issues in morning sessions before relaxing in the Italian sunshine in the afternoon.

This year’s secretive camp, where social media is banned and the itinerary locked behind a password-protected site, will focus on tackling global warming, reports the New York Post.   

One attendee said: ‘There will likely be discussions about online privacy, politics, human rights, and of course, the environment, which makes it highly ironic that this event requires 114 private jets to happen.’

Luxury megayacht the Andromeda, which is owned by billionaire Kiwi Graeme Hart has been spotted just off shore, as has Barry Diller’s sailing vessel Eos.

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: Guy Oseary, JR

114 private planes are expected to land at Palermo Falcone Borsellino airport for Google Camp

Google’s VP of engineering Benjamin Treynor Sloss with his wife Christine headed to the event on Monday

On the final night, Google spends close to $100,000 renting the 2,500-year-old Valley of the Temples ruins for a concert and sit-down meal. Pictured: the Temple of Hera lit up in 2018

David Geffen’s Rising Sun did swing by briefly on Monday to drop off Perry and Bloom, but then continued on its way up the Italian coast.

As well as private jets and megayachts, there are buses to herd guests around and a helicopter pad. 

After morning sessions, afternoons are free for guests to relax around the complex and spa, with trips around the coast, to local wineries and to tourist hot spots on offer. 

The resort boasts two 18-hole golf courses, a tennis academy and one of the largest spa complexes in all of Europe on its over one mile of private coastline.

There are a number of suites and private rooms as well as three villas for guests to stay.

Those villas look out on to individual pools as well as the property’s massive infinity pool and stunning private beach, filled with imported white sand, a jetty and even a small carpet to take pampered stars into the crystal blue ocean waters.

On the final night, Google spends close to $100,000 renting the 2,500-year-old Valley of the Temples ruins for a concert and sit-down meal, with Sting performing there last summer.


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