‘It is really a privilege’ Swedish King Carl XVI follows Prince Charles and fights for WWF

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KING CARL XVI spoke at the WWF’s gala event last Thursday.

Last week, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden spoke at the WWF’s televised gala event, RoyalCentral has revealed. The event, known as “An evening for our planet”, was televised on Swedish channel TV4

WWF is an independent and non-partisan organisation that was set up in 1961.

The late Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away in April aged 99, was one of the group’s founders.

Sweden’s longest-reigning monarch told the gala: “Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed being out in nature.

King Carl

‘It is really a privilege’ Swedish King Carl XVI addresses WWF’s environmentalist event (Image: PA)

“Over the years, it has become as much an interest as a source of joy.

“And that is something I know I share with a lot of you.”

King Carl added: “Yes, it is really a privilege that we have here in Sweden – the opportunity to move freely in forests and land.

“And to be out in nature and explore our rich and varied landscape.WWF is an independent and non-partisan organisation that was set up in 1961.

WWF is an independent and non-partisan organisation that was set up in 1961. (Image: PA)

King Carl, who has sat on the Swedish throne for 44-years, went on to tell the conference: “Personally, I see it as a great privilege to have experienced how valuable natural environments.

“Thanks to invaluable efforts from the World Wide Fund for Nature – have been saved and how endangered species such as sea eagles, beavers and mountain foxes have returned.

“There are actually beavers around Drottningholm Palace!

Prince Philip

Prince Philip (Image: PA)

“Unfortunately, we humans have the ability to inflict great damage on nature.

“But thankfully we also have the opportunity to do the right thing”.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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