During a recent interview with the BBC the father-of-three discussed the issues facing the climate from his home at Kensington Palace.
At one point the 38-year-old revealed that his eldest son had been taking part in a litter picking programme at his school Thomas’s Battersea and became frustrated at the amount of rubbish left by others.
'I didn't realise but talking to him the other day he was already showing that he was getting a bit confused and a bit sort of annoyed by the fact they went out litter picking one day and then the very next day they did the same route, same time and pretty much all the same litter they picked up back again,’ he said.
'And I think that for him he was trying to understand how and where it all came from. He couldn't understand, he's like, "Well, we cleaned this. Why has it not gone away?"'
The Duke of Cambridge also paid tribute to his father, Prince Charles, for paving the way for climate discussions and highlighting the problems future generations will face if action isn't taken.
'I think that my father's sort of progressed that on and talked about climate change a lot more, very early on, before anyone else thought it was a topic,’ he said.
'So yes, he's had a really rough ride on that, and I think you know he's been proven to being well ahead of the curve. Well beyond his time in warning about some of these dangers. But it shouldn't be that there's a third generation now coming along having to ramp it up even more.’
Prince William added that he thought it would be an ‘absolute disaster’ if George was to be in the same situation in 30 years discussing climate issues and ‘still saying the same thing’.
'I want the things that I've enjoyed - the outdoor life, nature, the environment - I want that to be there for my children, and not just my children but everyone else's children,’ he stated.
The news comes days after Prince Charles revealed he’d named a garden at his Balmoral home after his eldest grandson.
'This was a rather empty field that the farm didn't need anymore,' he said. 'The great thing was that I managed to plant it the same year that my grandson was born, the eldest, George, so I thought I'd call it Prince George's wood,’ the royal told the BBC.
Watch: Prince Charles planted wood on Balmoral estate in tribute to Prince George
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