Prince Charles has revealed what he named the fall garden at his Balmoral home in honor of his first grandson, Prince George.
The future king, 72, revealed the gentle gesture as he spoke to the BBC in a wide-ranging environmental interview he shared his Aston Martin is powered by cheese and wine and has expressed sympathies for for Greta Thunberg and groups like Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain.
Speaking from Prince George’s Wood on the Scottish estate, the Prince of Wales revealed that he built the arboretum and planted trees the year his first grandson was born and named it after his honor.
‘It was a pretty empty field on the farm that didn’t need it, ”Charles explained.
“What’s great is that I managed to plant it the same year my grandson and oldest was born, so I named it Prince George Wood.”
Prince Charles has revealed what he named the fall garden at his Balmoral home in honor of his first grandson Prince George. He is pictured in Prince George’s Garden in his BBC interview
Eight-year-old Prince George is the third to the throne and the son of Charles’ firstborn Prince William, 39. He has five grandchildren in total, including Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, from William and Archie. , two years old, and Lilibet, four months old, of Prince Harry.
Climate editor Justin Rowlatt replied to Charles: “All of our grandchildren, if we are lucky enough to have them, will inherit the land we bequeath to them.”
“How worried are you about the state of this inheritance?” “
Charles replied: ‘Deeply worried.
“I’ve always thought we’re kind of trained to believe that nature is something separate from us that we can just harness.”
Charles also said he understood the frustrations of young people and climate activists because they felt “no one is listening”.
Speaking from Prince George’s Wood on the Scottish estate, the Prince of Wales (front left) revealed he built the arboretum and planted trees in the year his first grandson was born (front left, on his knees) and named it in his honor. Eight-year-old Prince George is the third to the throne and the son of Charles’ firstborn Prince William (rear center), 39. He has five grandchildren in total, including Princess Charlotte (front right), six, and Prince Louis (left rear held by mother Kate Middleton), three, William and Archie, two, and Prince Harry’s four-month-old Lilibet (right-back with Meghan Markle)
Recalling his own encounter with his Extinction Rebellion, the royal recalled how the group staged a sit-in at his Highgrove estate before leaving a letter congratulating him on his past climate comments.
He also revealed that he did not eat meat and fish two days a week and dairy products one day.
Most remarkably, he explained how he converted his Aston Martin to run on the surplus English wine and whey from cheese production.
The car, which he has owned for 51 years, now runs on a fuel called E85, which is 85% bioethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline.
Describing his diet, he added, “It’s one way to do it. If more people did it, it would reduce the pressure on the environment a lot.
Speaking of Greta Thunberg and other climate activists, Charles said: “All these young people feel like nothing is happening, so of course they are going to be frustrated. I totally understand because no one would listen and they see their future totally destroyed.
Discussing the recent protests, he also added: “I understand why they come out, but it’s not helpful to do it in a way that alienates people.
“I totally understand the frustration. The difficulty is how to deal with this frustration in a way that is more constructive than destructive. ‘
Charles, a longtime environmental activist, said it had taken “far too long” for the world to take the climate crisis seriously.
He added: “The point is, people should really notice how desperate so many young people are.”
The Prince of Wales even targeted electric cars in his interview, warning they are too expensive and sharing his concerns about their battery materials.
He said: “At the moment there is a huge amount of garbage which is really worrying.”