The Prince of Wales, 72-year old Prince Charles speaking to BBC in an arboretum that he created in the gardens of Birkhall, the Balmoral estate in Scotland revealed a sweet little tribute to his eldest grandson Prince George.
“This was a rather empty field that the farm didn’t need anymore,” said the future king.
Continuing to say that “the great thing was that I managed to plant it the same year that my grandson was born, the eldest, George, so I thought I’d call it Prince George’s wood.”
He referred to the gardens as an “old man’s obsession,” the Prince said: “It is really for autumn colour and a bit of spring. But autumn is the magic up here. So finding all the interesting trees and shrubs that turn an interesting colour is half the battle.”
Little Prince George born on 22 July 2013 is currently third in line to the throne, after grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William.
The Prince of Wales is going on to speak on environmental issues ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow next month, as he’s concerned on the world he would be leaving to Prince George and his other grandchildren the Cambridges’ two youngest children, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, as well as Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie, two, and their daughter, Lilibet, born just this June.
Working on reducing his own carbon footprint, the Prince said: “I haven’t eaten meat and fish on two days a week and I don’t eat dairy products on one day a week. If more did that, you would reduce a lot of the pressure.”
A stunning royal blue Aston Martin DB6 he has owned for five decades has been converted to run on what Charles described as “surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese process”.
The Aston Martin DB6, gifted to him by Queen Elizabeth II on his 21st birthday, now runs on a fuel blend made up of 85% bioethanol and 15% unleaded petrol.