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Wil­liam: We must pro­tect na­ture for our kids

- By He­len Wil­liam ITV · Prince William of Wales · David Attenborough · United Kingdom · Kensington Palace

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.”

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Prince says Ge­orge, Char­lotte and Louis have in­flu­enced his think­ing

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