Prince William joy: William opens up about being a father – ‘new sense of purpose’

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Prince William, who is father to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, made his comments in an upcoming ITV documentary titles Prince William: A Planet For Us All, which will be aired next month. While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have often spoken about their children and what they’re up to, this time, Prince William has opened up about what being a father means to him.

The Duke said that while he has “always loved nature”, fatherhood has given him a “new sense of purpose”.

The Prince added: “Now I have got George, Charlotte and now Louis in my life – your outlook does change.

“You want to hand over to the next generation, the wildlife in a much better condition.”

He explained: “I always believe it is possible to give young people hope and belief that things can get tied. 

“I have the belief that if we all work together, we can make a difference.”

Prince William has always been passionate about the environment, much like his father, Prince Charles.

The documentary began filming two years ago, where William was joined by a film crew as he met people in the UK and abroad who are playing their part in restoring the environment, according to Kensington Palace.

The factual programme also charts the Prince’s journey from being passionate about conservation to wanting to play a bigger role in the global fight against climate change.

The Duke of Cambridge will also launch an environment prize aimed at eradicating negativity towards the climate change crisis.

The project is aimed at instigating action to repair the planet, William announced in December last year.

The multi-million pound award, which will be called the Earthshot Prize, has been in the works for more than a year, according to Kensington Palace.

The prize will be given to five winners per year for the next 10 years and will kick off in 2021.

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Prince William said in a statement at the time: “We face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem solve.”

The Duke added: “The next ten years presents us with one of our greatest tests – a decade of change to repair the Earth.”

It comes as the Prince of Wales issued his own stark warning about the climate change crisis.

Prince Charles warned the climate crisis will “dwarf” the impact of coronavirus and called for “swift and immediate action” in tackling the issue.

In a video call from his Birkhall home on the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Charles said the pandemic was a “window of opportunity” to reset the economy for a “more sustainable and inclusive” future.

Prince Charles said: “The environmental crisis has been with us for far too many years – decried, denigrated and denied.

“It is now rapidly becoming a comprehensive catastrophe that will dwarf the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.”

The heir to the throne previously called on members of the Commonwealth to join together in tackling this issue.

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