Prince William has opened up about his three young children in new documentary Prince William: A Planet for Us All. The Duke of Cambridge not only revealed which of the young royals is the cheekiest, but also gave a glimpse into what life is like for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Anmer Hall.
The ITV documentary, which will air in the UK tonight, followed the prince over two years as he embarked on a global mission to champion action for the natural world. It also stars Sir Richard Attenborough.
During a visit to Liverpool, Prince William can be seen chatting to a group of youngsters. “Is Princess Charlotte cheekier than Prince George?” one child asks the duke, reports Hello! magazine.
“No they’re about as cheeky as each other,” William answers. “They’re very cheeky.”
The 38-year-old also discusses his children’s passion for nature, which he says he inherited from his own father and grandfather.
“Seeing my children, seeing the passion in their eyes and the love for being outdoors. They find a bug or they love watching how bees are forming honey,” he says. “George, particularly, if he’s not outdoors, he’s quite like a caged animal. He needs to get outside.”
He goes on to say: “My grandfather, my father have been in the conservation, the environmental work for many years. My grandfather’s well ahead of his time. My father, ahead of his time. And I really want to make sure that, in 20 years, George doesn’t turn round and say ‘are you ahead of your time?’ Because if he does, we’re too late.”
It comes just one day after a sweet video starring George, Charlotte and Louis was shared with the public, showing the Cambridge children asking Sir David Attenborough some wildlife related questions. The adorable video begins with seven-year-old Prince George asking Sir David: “What animal do you think will become extinct next?” Attenborough then tells the young prince he hopes no other species will ever have to become extinct.
“About 40 years ago I was with some mountain gorillas in the centre of Africa. Mountain gorillas were then very, very rare, there was only 250 of them left. And we showed pictures of them on television around the world and people thought how terrible it would be if these became extinct,” he says.
“So they subscribed lots of money and lots of people came to help and now there are over 1,000 of them. So you can save an animal if you want to … So let’s hope there won’t be any more that go extinct.”
Princess Charlotte, five, then tells Sir David that she likes spiders and asks, “Do you like spiders too?” It’s then the turn of two-year-old Prince Louis who simply asks: “What animal do you like?”
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