Sir David Attenborough broke records this week when he entered the world of social media and launched his own Instagram site, gaining thousands of followers within an hour. And now, there’s more excitement for fans of the natural historian – and it involves the royal family.
Late this week, and shortly after joining the social media platform Prince William and his wife Catherine took to Instagram with a post hinting something was happening with the Duke of Cambridge and the 94-year-old.
A photo of two chairs with the names Prince William and Sir David in front of a stage was shared to Instagram a caption containing three emojis – eyes, a camera and the world. Fans were left waiting to see what this meant, until now, hours later with the release of gorgeous new photos of the whole family with Attenborough at their home.
The family shared three new photos, one of which included Prince William, Catherine and their three children Charlotte, George and Louis. William could be seen chatting the Attenborough as the kids watched on. The duchess was dressed in a gorgeous blue dress and the children were smartly dressed in button-up shirts – and an adorable dress for charlotte.
Meanwhile, in another photo William sat with his two sons with a huge smile spread across his face and in the third the prince sat alongside Attenborough as they watched an outdoor screening of Sir David’s upcoming feature film David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of their family with @DavidAttenborough,” the post on Instagram read. “The photographs were taken earlier this week in the gardens of Kensington Palace, after The duke and Sir David attended an outdoor screening of Sir David’s upcoming feature film David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.
“With a shared passion for protecting the natural world, they continue to support one another in their missions to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces. This includes working together on the @EarthshotPrize, the most prestigious global environment prize in history – further details of which will be shared in the coming weeks.”
William and Catherine went on to explain that when they met, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark – the scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’).
“Sir David found the tooth on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s, embedded in the island’s soft yellow limestone which was laid down during the Miocene period some 23 million years ago,” the post read. “Carcharocles is believed to have grown to 15 metres in length, which is about twice the length of the Great White, the largest shark alive today.”
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