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With Prince William and Kate Middleton expecting their first baby this summer, Prince Charles says he’s already been inspired by his grandchild to make the world a healthier one.
“I’ve gone on for years about the importance of thinking about the long term in relation to environmental damage, climate change and everything else,” the 64-year-old heir to the throne told ITV’s This Morning show on Jan. 7. “We don’t, in a sensible world, want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world to our grandchildren, to leave them with the real problem.”
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The royal icon goes on to explain how he doesn’t want his future grandchild asking why he didn’t do something in the past to fix the problem.
“So clearly now that we will have a grandchild, it makes it even more obvious to try and make sure we leave them something that isn’t a total poisoned chalice,” he adds.
As Life & Style previously reported, Will and Kate, both 30, are eagerly preparing for parenthood.
“They want to raise the baby on their own terms,” an insider tells Life & Style. “William and Kate’s child will have a modern upbringing.”
In fact, it’s Charles’ ex-wife and William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, who has influenced the couple’s decision.
EXCLUSIVE: Princess Diana's former butler on Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal baby
“Diana’s independent approach to parenting will be the foundation for the way in which Kate and William will bring up their children,” Paul Burrell, former butler to Diana, exclusively tells Life & Style.
The duo are set to welcome their bundle of joy in July. We’re already counting down the days!