Prince William has long been an advocate for the environment, his support for a multitude of initiatives and organisations based on finding possible solutions to the climate crisis a key part of his work within the royal family.
Now, it appears he’s passing his passion and knowledge down to his children, with the Duke speaking about how his eldest son, eight-year-old Prince George is “confused and annoyed” at how people are currently impacting the environment.
The future King of England recently chatted to BBC where he spoke about the climate crisis and the issues surrounding it. During the chat, he brought up George’s bewilderment at the idea of anyone littering.
Per the royal dad, George recently took part in a rubbish clearing program with his school, St Thomas’ Battersea in London, and was surprised (and pained) at how common it was for people to litter without a moments thought.
“He was already showing that he was getting a bit confused and a bit sort of annoyed by the fact they went out litter picking one day and then the very next day they did the same route, same time and pretty much all the same litter they picked up back again,” William explained.
The Duke continued: “I think that for him he was trying to understand how and where it all came from. He couldn’t understand, he’s like, ‘Well, we cleaned this. Why has it not gone away?'”
The little royal really does have a point. William added that it would be an “absolute disaster” if in 30 years, George in the same situation and “still saying the same thing”.
The message comes as both William and his wife Duchess Catherine heavily promote their environmental awards initiative, the Earthshot Prize.
Recognising talents who are actively working with new ideas and possible solutions to climate issues, the royal pair were out this week to shine a light on their developments.
On Tuesday, Kate and William visited a school in West London where they chatted to students about the climate crisis and promoted the importance of education in that space.
And on Sunday, the Duke and Duchess are scheduled to step out together once again where they’ll present the Earthshot Prize to five winners. We’re all ears—a lot can be learned from the people who are dedicating their lives (not to mention winning awards for it) all in the name of the environment.