King Charles’ youngest fans have spoken: ‘You are a very good king’

King Charles' commitment to raising the alarm about climate change and the perils of plastic pollution has found purchase with his youngest subjects. Source: Getty Images

For the past 50 years, King Charles III has been widely respected in the highest circles as a dedicated advocate for environmental sustainability.

But it seems the Monarch’s commitment to raising the alarm about climate change and the perils of plastic pollution has also found purchase with his youngest subjects.

To highlight World Earth Day on April 22, the Royal Family Instagram page shared some of the cards the King received from young children thanking him for being a champion for the environment.

The post said, “Each year, The King receives thousands of letters from children and young people who want to get involved in saving our planet.

“We’d love to hear about what you and your families, friends, colleagues and communities are doing to help combat the damage which plastics are doing to the environment – please tell us more in the comments.”

One of the brightly coloured cards featuring a crying planet amongst hearts and stars says, “We are writing to let you know that we think you are a very good king because you are helping all the animals and plants to survive.”


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Some Royal Family followers quickly pointed out how beautiful and uplifting the children’s messages were.

“Beautiful children. Bless them, they don’t miss anything,” one wrote.

“Wonderful children – great hope for future generations.”

Others highlighted how the royals and the youngest generation are a beacon of hope for the planet’s survival.

“Well that’s the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while and greatly lifts my faith that our planet’s ills can be reversed.”

“This is so heartwarming to see you highlighting and taking seriously our young people’s worries and concerns. Between you and the Prince and Princess of Wales’ amazing Earth Shot prize initiative, I’ve never been more hopeful that the next generation come to this with the right mindset and drive to help make a difference”

This was not the first time that King Charles has shared thoughtful letters and cards he’s received from his many admirers, young and old.

After Buckingham Palace announced that the 75-year-old King was being treated for an undisclosed type of cancer, the royal post boxes were flooded with cards from well-wishers from all over the world.

In a video posted to Instagram, the King was shown immersing himself in his get well soon cards while sharing that “kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement”.


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Among the series of heartfelt messages, one child urged the King to “never give up”.

“Be brave. Don’t push your limits. Get Well Soon,” they wrote.

Another card that caught the Monarch’s eye featured a picture of a dog wearing a cone.

“King Charles, at least you don’t have to wear a cone!” the message read.

“Chin up, chest out, remain positive and don’t let it get you down. Trust me, it works, but the main thing is family,” another well wisher wrote.

The news of the Monarch’s diagnosis shortly followed by that of Princess Catherine’s sent shockwaves around globe.

While both quietly undergo treatment, Queen Camilla, Prince William and his aunt, Princess Anne,  have stepped up their duties to fill the gap. 

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