In his most recent interview, Prince William gave an update on his youngest son Prince Louis, stating that the young royal enjoys “playing outside the whole time.”
The Duke was a guest on the BBC podcast Newscast, where he talked about his children, his family and climate change, as his Earthshot Prize Awards are this weekend.
During the interview, the royal shared his concern for the generations of the future and whether the generations 30 years from now will still be discussing climate change or will it be too late. On this topic, the Prince was asked if his oldest son Prince George, had started asking questions about what his impact on the plant is.
William said: “I think he [George] has a definite sense of realization and understanding so education is really key.
“So, for instance, knowing not to overuse water, being careful with our resources, turning off light switches, things like that, which was instilled in me growing up.
“So yes, he is acutely aware, more so than the other two at the moment.
“Charlotte is just a bit young, she’s still not quite sure and actually Louis just enjoys playing outside the whole time – he lives outside.
“But I think it is slowly dawning on them that these things matter but when you are that young, you just want to have fun and enjoy it.
“I feel bad because I don’t want to give them the burden of that worry.”
Another detail the Duke of Cambridge revealed during the interview about his eldest son is the fact that Prince George has become “a bit confused and annoyed” at the state of the planet during litter picking sessions at school.
He said: “So George at school recently has been doing litter picking and I didn’t realize but talking to him the other day 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.
“And 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?”
Prince William also didn’t hold back when criticizing billionaire space tourists like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk for pursuing space travel instead of helping to solve the climate crisis.
With both men being worth at around £150billion, there is much they can do for the environment, an opinion that William strongly believes in: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.”-the royal said.
Prince William has always been using his power and wealth to do as much as he can for the environment, be it through platforms, supporting organizations, or simply being a good example, Prince William is doing all he can to change the world for the better for the future generations.
He explained: “I want the things that I’ve enjoyed – the outdoor life, nature, the environment – I want that to be there for my children, and not just my children but everyone else’s children.
“If we’re not careful we’re robbing from our children’s future through what we do now. And I think that’s not fair. I want to use my little bit of influence/profile to highlight incredible people doing incredible things and will genuinely help fix some of these problems.”