Like father, like son! Charles and William fighting for same heartfelt goals in 2020

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PRINCE WILLIAM and Prince Charles are “delighted” to work on “parallel” projects towards the same goal this year, a Clarence House aide said.

Prince William, the second-in-line to the throne, and Prince Charles, who has been the Prince of Wales for the past 50 years, are launching two different missions they both deeply care about. And they will both work towards the same goal – reducing man-made climate change. 

Clarence House said the pair would be working in “parallel” on the projects.

Prince Charles’s deputy private secretary Scott Furssedonn-Wood said: “There is no monopoly on action.

“As long as everyone is pointing in the right direction on this.

“The prince and [William] are delighted that they have parallel opportunities to pursue the same objectives.” 

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Prince William and Prince Charles are to work on parallel projects this year Image GETTY

Prince William and Prince Charles are to work on ‘parallel’ projects this year (Image GETTY)

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Prince William and Prince Charles will dedicate this year to projects trying to stave off the effect climate change has had on the planet (Image: GETTY)

Prince William and Prince Charles will dedicate this year to projects trying to stave off the effect climate change has had on the planet (Image: GETTY)

Mr Furssedonn-Wood was briefing the press on Prince Charles’s recently announced trip to the World Economic Forum (WEM) at Davos this month.

There, during a stopover ahead of his historic visit to Israel and Palestine, Charles will launch his new Sustainable Markets Council.

The programme wants to make businesses ‘cleaner’ and with a smaller environmental impact.

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Prince William and Sir David Attenborough attending the WEM in January last year (Image: GETTY)

Prince William and Sir David Attenborough attending the WEM in January last year (Image: GETTY)

Bringing together philanthropists, business leaders and experts, the Council wants to find ways to de-carbonising the world and help the move towards a more “sustainable footing”.

The Clarence House aide added, speaking about the project: “There is now agreement on the problem, and the prince is really focused on solutions.”

On the other hand, the Duke of Cambridge launched on New Year’s Eve a multimillion-dollar international award to gather the best ideas for tackling the biggest environmental challenges in the world.

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Prince William launched his latest environmental project, Earthshot, on December 31 (Image: GETTY)

Prince William launched his latest environmental project, Earthshot, on December 31 (Image: GETTY)

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Prince Charles will attend the WEM on January 22 (Image: GETTY)

Prince Charles will attend the WEM on January 22 (Image: GETTY)

This programme will be known as Earthshot, and will see five winners within the next decades – whom, Prince William hopes, will bring in as many as 50 projects.

The Duke launched this Earthshot with an impassioned statement, where he warned our planet is at “a tipping point”.

He said: “The earth is at a tipping point and 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.  

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Prince Charles is the heir apparent to the throne (Image: EXPRESS)

Prince Charles is the heir apparent to the throne (Image: EXPRESS)

“Remember the awe-inspiring civilizations that we have built, the life-saving technology we have created, the fact that we have put a man on the moon.

“People can achieve great things.

“And the next 10 years presents us with one of our greatest tests: a decade of change to repair the earth.”

Prince William has been following his father’s footsteps and has become increasingly interested in climate change and the environment.  

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Prince Charles will launch his new Sustainable Markets Council in Davos (Image: GETTY)

Prince Charles will launch his new Sustainable Markets Council in Davos (Image: GETTY)

Last January, he headed to Davos to attend discussions focused on mental health, another key focus of his work, and global warming.

Charles and William aren’t the only members of the Royal Family deeply interested in the environment.

Prince Philip, now 98, has been the international president of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for years.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have addressed climate change and how it impacts the planet in various ways – from Instagram posts to the Vogue issue co-edited by the Duchess of Sussex last September.

Harry also met and interviewed primatologist Dame Jane Morris Goodall in the second half of 2019, highlighting the urgency with which humans need to act to revert the effects of global warming.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK