There are few things fans enjoy more than when a senior member of The Firm discloses a few titbits about what goes on behind closed doors in royal residences. And the Duke of Cambridge deserves a gold star for sharing some delightful details of life in his busy household.
In a new ITV documentary, Prince William: A Planet for Us All, the future king of England engages with a group of schoolchildren who fire off questions at him about his kids, Prince George (7), Princess Charlotte (5) and Prince Louis (2).
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This evening join Prince William as he meets people from all corners of our planet working to protect and repair the natural world on which we all depend.
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Unlike the stiff William of the past, he obliges.
When asked whether Charlotte is cheekier than her older brother, he replied, “No, they’re about as cheeky as each other. They’re very cheeky.”
Then a youngster asks whether George had taught the family how to do the popular floss dance. “No,” Wills says. “Charlotte can floss and [wife] Catherine can, but I can’t. It’s like a really horrible film to watch me floss.”
In the documentary, which premiered on 14 January on the discovery+ streaming service after being first aired in the UK on TV in October last year, the prince said he owes it to young people to help their "voices be heard".
“That generational gap has to be bridged somehow. I feel it is my duty and our collective responsibility to leave our planet in a stronger position for our children.”
William, who is a passionate environmentalist, has teamed up with the veteran broadcaster and documentarian Sir David Attenborough to launch the Earthshot Prize, which they hope will become the “Nobel Prize for environmentalism”.
With £50 million (about R1 billion) to be awarded to the initiative over the next decade, the Earthshot Prize is the biggest environmental prize of its kind ever. “We are calling on amazing people to create innovative projects to help save the planet,” William said.
Sources: people.com, dailymail.co.uk, bbc.com