Reading Time: 2 minutes Meghan Markle's Range Rover Discovery Sport is the most eco-friendly vehicle in the family Credit: Instagram
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In a study into the British royal family’s cars, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry came out on top with the most eco-friendly rides.

The royal couple had the least harmful vehicles based on emissions, engine power, engine size, top speed, and fuel cost. This is according to the comparison service Uswitch.

Eco-friendly vehicles

Both vehicles are the greenest in the family, the company claim. This is because the couple had the highest eco-friendly combined score.

Moreover, their chosen wheels were found to be 50 percent less harmful to the planet than that of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

Meghan Markle’s Range Rover Discovery Sport had an overall eco-friendly score of 47 out of 50. This was the highest in comparison to the Queen and Prince Phillip, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince Harry’s Jaguar F-Type scored 34 overall.

Eco-friendly efforts

However, last year, Meghan and Harry were branded the ‘least eco-friendly royals‘ in a separate study by Save On Energy.

It assessed the royal family’s travel footprint as well as what environmental charities are supported and how many environmental events had been attended.

The pair were bottom of the list.

Vegan investment

However, Markle made her first-ever public investment into the vegan startup Clevr Blends last year.

The company sells instant ‘Super Lattes’ made from oat milk with flavoring including Matcha, Chai, Golden, and Coffee. The plant-based range also features a travel mug and ‘home ritual kit’. 

Co-founder and CEO Hannah Mendoza said she was ‘grateful’ for the investment, and ‘couldn’t imagine a more aligned partnership’.

She added: “Entrepreneurs need funding, but they also need advisers who care deeply about what they are building…. Her passion for what we’re creating is palpable.”

Meghan and Harry’s factory farm rescue

Meghan and Harry, who now live in Montecito, California, hit the headlines globally after they took part in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

They shared that they had rescued chickens from a factory farm.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.