Prince Charles revealed a touching and hopefully everlasting gift to his eldest grandchild in a new BBC documentary: a woodland in the garden of his home at Balmoral.
The Prince of Wales said: “This was a rather empty field that the farm didn’t need anymore.
“The great thing was, I managed to plant it the same year that my grandson was born, the eldest, George.
“So, I thought I’d call it Prince George’s Wood.”
The emotional and illuminating interview actually took place in Prince George’s wood – inspiring Prince Charles to share his deep concern for environmentalism and providing a reminder of the personal cost of losing the battle against climate change.
Prince Charles tribute: Prince Charles created Prince George’s Wood in 2013
The 72-year-old future king revealed his heartwarming gesture during an interview with the BBC on the Balmoral estate in Scotland.
Prince Charles said Prince George had served as a key motivation for him and his environmentalist focus.
The arboretum created in the gardens of Birkhall was described as the prince as an “old man’s obsession”.
Charles added: “It is really for autumn colour and a bit of spring. But autumn is the magic up here.
“So finding all the interesting trees and shrubs that turn an interesting colour is half the battle.”
Prince Charles tribute: Birkhall has been described as Charles’ obsession
Charles also detailed his deep worry for the world his grandchildren will inherit.
The Prince of Wales said: “I have always felt that we are somehow trained to believe that nature is a separate thing from us and we can just exploit and control and suppress everything about it without suffering the consequences.”
The royal also said he understood why climate change protesters are so driven to act.
But he did say they need to seek out more constructive ways to demonstrate.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK