Prince Charles Says Grandson Prince George “Likes to Be Outside”

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George goes green! In a new interview with Sky News, Prince Charles revealed that he is teaching Prince George about climate change and the environment. He also spoke about his grandson’s love for the outdoors.

“He’s one of those characters, I think, who naturally, instinctively, likes to be outside,” Prince Charles said of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s firstborn son, 2. “It’s very interesting. I’m intrigued to see if it lasts, but he loves being outside, which is encouraging.”

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Prince Charles, 67, also told Sky News that he is teaching Prince George about the environment as a whole and about his ongoing concerns regarding climate change.

“Like all these things, it depends if you can get them to take an interest,” he explained. “But half of it comes from explaining the minutiae of life sometimes, or getting people to look carefully at something, even watching a bird or observing carefully a flower or how a building sits in the environment and the landscape. All of these things are part of the intricate detail and pattern of life, which we can’t exist without.”

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A royal insider revealed to Us Weekly earlier this year that Prince Charles and Prince George bond over gardening.

“George recently helped his granddad plant a balsam poplar tree and a winter orange lime tree,” the source said of Princess Charlotte’s older brother. “They love to garden together.”

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