As he prepares to welcome his fourth grandchild, Prince Charles is opening up about his deep concerns about the “damaged and destroyed world” the next generation of royals may grow up in.
The prince reportedly spoke about the state of the planet and the impact of pollution during a visit to Ghana.
“I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon,” he said, according to the Telegraph.
“It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them.”
The 69-year-old royal is currently a grandfather to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three children, and is preparing for his youngest son, Prince Harry, to welcome his first child with new wife, Meghan Markle, in the new year.
“I hope it will be quite amusing for George, as they grow up, and he grows up.”
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan have also been doing their part for the environment, planting trees in Auckland and soaking up the natural beauty of the Redwoods Treewalk in Rotorua during their recent tour of New Zealand.