Sir David said: “Kids know an awful lot about what is happening to the world.”
Indeed, climate change activism, while supported by greats like the nonagenarian Sir David, has really been pushed forward in recent years by young people like Greta Thunberg.
Pod Save the Queen is hosted by Ann Gripper and features Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers.
Ms Gripper said she loved that little interaction, pointing out that royal children must always feel like they are missing out on all the opportunities their parents get to do.
She said: “I did also really enjoy the little moment when Kate was saying hello to Sir David Attenborough and confessing really guiltily, but also in quite a star-struck way, that ‘our children absolutely love you and they’re really cross they can’t come today’.
“I think that’s probably a regular thing for all children, but particularly royal children.
“George is always not getting to go in the helicopters and all of the stuff that his parents get to do.”
Mr Myers then mentioned the video in which the royal children got to ask Sir David questions.
In a video released by Kensington Palace last month, the children each asked their hero one question, and it was the first time two-year-old Louis’ voice had been heard in public.
Louis asked: “What animal do you like?” to which Sir David said he liked monkeys best because they are “such fun”.
However, he said in terms of household pets, he would love to have a puppy.
Meanwhile, George asked: “What animal do you think will become extinct next?”
Sir David said he hoped that there would not be any more animals becoming extinct, because there are lots of things that can be done to protect endangered species.
Charlotte asked: “I like spiders, do you like spiders too?”
Sir David replied that he loves spiders and was glad Charlotte likes them too, before pondering why people are often scared of them.
He said: “I think it’s because they have eight legs, which is much more than us, and if you’ve got eight legs, you can move in any direction.”
What’s more, it was amazing for the public to get to hear their voices, so overall it was “just genius”.
Sir David was also asked questions by other children in a video by the BBC.
George, Charlotte and Louis finally got to meet David Attenborough this year at Kensington Palace, when he visited for a private viewing of his new documentary.
The natural historian accidentally caused a storm when he gave George a giant shark tooth fossil he had picked up in Malta years ago.
The fossil, believed to be around three million years old, belonged to an extinct species of giant shark that could grow up to 16 metres long, three times the size of great white sharks.
Malta’s Culture Minister Jose Herrea announced his intention to reclaim the shark tooth from the seven-year-old, but later U-turned on this, saying they did not intend to pursue the matter any further.
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Source: EXPRESS CO UK