What a way to learn a lesson! On the upcoming documentary Prince, Son And Heir: Charles At 70, Prince William revealed that his dad, Prince Charles, always had him and his brother, Prince Harry, pick up trash where they could to reduce the amount of litter around.
“He took us litter picking, when we were younger, on holiday,” William, 36, said in the flick (set to air on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. in the UK), according to The Telegraph. “We were in Norfolk on school holidays, and went out litter picking with him.”
He added, “Both of us thought, ‘This is perfectly normal, everyone must do it.’ We’re there with our, basically, spikes, stabbing the rubbish into black plastic bags.”
Harry, 34, also shared that he and his brother were inspired to protect the planet by their father and late mother Princess Diana’s efforts. “He’s done an amazing job. Without telling us what we should be doing or the direction we should go in, he’s just let us learn from the nature of the job, learn from him, learn from mummy,” the red-headed royal shared. “To the point where I used to get taken the mickey out of at school for picking up rubbish. I didn’t go out consciously looking for it but when you go for walks anywhere and you see something and it stands out, you pick it up.”
Meghan Markle‘s husband has always been vocal about how he wants to protect Diana’s legacy — and this is just one of the ways he’s doing so. “All I want to do is try and fill the holes my mother has left,” Harry once expressed in documentary Diana, 7 Days. “And between myself and William, and everybody else that’s in those privileged positions, to try and make a difference. And that’s what it’s about for us, trying to make a difference.” What stand-up men!
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