Prince William has revealed how his son George was picking up garbage and was “annoyed” by the amount of garbage he found.
The Duke of Cambridge’s remarks come ahead of his Earthshot award this Sunday, where he will give millions to save the planet.
He told the BBC: “So George has been picking up garbage at school lately and I didn’t realize, but was talking to him the other day he was already showing that he was getting a little confused and by the fact Was a little angry that one day he went out after picking up the garbage.
“Then the very next day they took the same route, at the same time and almost the same amount of garbage they picked up came back again.
“And I think for him he was trying to understand how and where it all came from.
“He didn’t understand, he’s like, ‘Okay, we cleaned it up. Why didn’t it go away?'”
William also spoke about his concern that Prince George and his generation will still be talking about climate change in 30 years’ time – when “it will be too late”.
He added: “But it shouldn’t be that there is now a third generation coming to raise it even more.
“And you know, to me, it would be an absolute disaster if George is talking to you or your successor Adam, you know, whoever, in 30 years’ time, is still saying the same thing, because By then we will be too late.”
It comes as the Duke destroyed billionaire “space tourism”, the day Star Trek’s William Shatner became the oldest person ever sent into orbit.
William said: “We need some of the greatest minds and minds in the world who are trying to repair this planet, not going and trying to find the next place to live.”
If we’re not careful, we’re robbing our children of the future we do now
William speaks ahead of his Earthshot Prize, which is giving £50 million to initiatives that will save the planet over the next decade.
Regarded as the “Nobel Prize of the Environment”, experts and millionaires want to spend their time and money to save the planet.
Her interview with BBC Newscast’s Adam Fleming and filmed at Kensington Palace will be available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.
During the 35-minute chat, William watched a clip from his five-part documentary The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet.
He said: “I want the things I’ve enjoyed – outdoor life, nature, the environment – to be there for my kids, not just my kids but everyone else’s kids.
“If we’re not careful, we’re robbing our children of the future we do now.”