Prince William is doing everything in his power to make sure that his tots are taking care of the environment. The prince revealed that his eldest son, Prince George, picked up garbage and was appalled by how many people litter.
“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," the 39-year-old told the BBC. “Then the very next day they did the same route, same time and pretty much all the same litter they picked up was back again. And I think that for him he was trying to understand how and where it all came from."
William continued, “He couldn't understand, he's like, 'Well, we cleaned this. Why has it not gone away?’"
William also made it clear that we need to make sure younger generations are aware that climate control is real.
“But it shouldn't be that there's a third generation now coming along having to ramp it up even more," he said. “And you know, for me, it would be an absolute disaster if George is sat here talking to you or your successor, Adam, you know in like 30 years’ time, whatever, still saying the same thing, because by then we will be too late.”
During the chat, William criticized that people were going into space instead of focusing on the current state of the earth.
"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," he admitted. "I think that ultimately is what sold it for me — that really is quite crucial to be focusing on this [planet] rather than giving up and heading out into space to try and think of solutions for the future."