All children love animals and it would appear royal children are no exception.
So when nature activist and television broadcaster Sir David Attenborough recently visited Kensington Palace, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis couldn’t help but ask him a series of amusing questions.
As per reports, David Attenborough visited Prince William and Kate Middleton last month to show them his latest nature documentary. The film streamed yesterday, October 4, on Netflix, and, according to a press release, it’s: “His most personal project to date, in which he presents some of the most defining moments of his career as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.”
During the visit David and the royals went out walking in the gardens of Kensington Palace, adhering the social distancing regulations, as per Harper Baazar.
A shared passion for protecting nature
The Duke of Cambridge and Attenborough have “a shared passion for protecting the natural world”, as per Kensingtonroyal Instagram. For that reason, they have collaborated on several occasions.
Prince William and Sir David “appeared together in conversation at Davos in 2019, where they addressed the scale and urgency of the climate and nature crisis”, as a press release informed. They also worked together on the @EarthshotPrize, the most prestigious global environment prize in history.
A meeting full of unexpected questions
When they met last month in Kensington Palace, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark.
“Sir David found the tooth on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s, embedded in the island’s soft yellow limestone which was laid down during the Miocene period some 23 million years ago. Carcharocles is believed to have grown to 15 meters in length, which is about twice the length of the Great White, the largest shark alive today.”
Prince George was reportedly very pleased with the present and took the chance to ask Attenborough: “What animal do you think will become extinct next?”
“Let’s hope there won’t be any!” the TV broadcaster answered, explaining there are greats efforts underway to save endangered animals like the mountain gorillas of Central Africa.
Princess Charlotte, 5, was also curious. She asked Attenborough: “I like spiders, do you like spiders too?”
“I love spiders, I’m so glad you like them! Why is it that people are so frightened of them?” Attenborough answered, going on to explain how “marvelous” spider webs are.
Even the youngest member of Prince William and Kate’s brood had a question for the naturalist. 2-year-old Louis asked: “What animal do you like?”
Sir David replied: “I think I like monkeys best.”
A sweet video featuring Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis’s questions was also shared by the official Kensington Palace Twitter account, along with the message: “Sir David Attenborough, we’ve got some questions for you.”
It’s very unusual to see the little royals on camera, and many people will certainly appreciate being given the opportunity to hear their sweet voices and their concerns about the environment. You can watch it here: