William: We must protect nature for our kids
PRINCE William says becoming a dad made him want to protect nature for future generations and gave him “a new sense of purpose”.
The 38- year- old says his children George, seven, Charlotte, five, and two- year- old Louis have had an impact on his views.
He said: “Now I have got George, Charlotte and Louis in my life, your outlook does change. You want to hand over to the next generation, the wildlife, in a much better condition.
“I always believe it is possible to give young people hope and belief that things can get fixed.
“I have the belief that if we all work together, we can make a difference.”
William said he has “always loved nature” but fatherhood gave him new a purpose in life.
He has recorded his search for ways to protect the natural world for an ITV documentary Prince William: A Planet For Us All, due to be broadcast next month.
Sir David Attenborough, who makes an appearance, echoed William’s comments and said: “Kids know an awful lot about what is happening to the world.”
In the documentary, William meets people in Britain and abroad who are protecting and restoring the environment, said a Kensington Palace source.
It also charts his journey from a passion for conservation to a desire to have a global leadership role on the environment.
Last year the Prince launched a multi- million pound prize to encourage the world’s greatest problem- solvers to find answers to Earth’s biggest environmental problems, saying the planet was now at a tipping point.
The Earthshot Prize, described as the “most prestigious environmental prize in history”, will be awarded to those produce at least 50 solutions to the most pressing challenges.
William said at the launch: “The Earth is at a tipping point: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet or we remember our unique power as human beings.”