The famous environmentalist enthused: “I love spiders, I’m so glad you like them!
“I think they’re wonderful things. Why is it that people are so frightened of them?”
Sir David answered his own question, suggesting it was because spiders have eight legs and run in all directions.
However, he told Charlotte that spiders were so clever and then asked her whether she had ever watched one spin a web.
“That is extraordinary,” he said.
“How do they do it? Try and watch how they do it. It’s marvellous!”
Prince George asked Sir David which animal he thought would become extinct next, to which he hoped none would.
The environmentalist also revealed to Prince Louis that his favourite animals were monkeys.
Despite initially being a sceptic, Sir David has become a leading campaigner on climate change.
At a UN Security Council meeting in February, he warned that unless urgent action is taken to tackle climate change, the world risks worsening conflict, displacement and insecurity.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK