Prince Charles marked Prince George’s birth with this TOUCHING gesture
Prince Charles planted a small wood to mark the birth of his first grandson, Prince George, who one day will become the Prince of Wales, it has been revealed.
Charles’s affection for his grandchildren was laid bare in a BBC documentary which shed a new light on the prince’s personality. Upon the birth of Prince George, on 22 July 2013, Charles planted an arboretum, shown for the first time yesterday night on Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70. The documentary, which celebrates Charles’s 70th birthday falling on November 14, showed the Queen’s firstborn and his wife Camilla walking outside their Scottish estate in Birkhall.
There, Charles looked proud and emotional as he explained how he united his passion for the environment and love for George.
He said: “It was planted about the same time as George my grandson was born.
“So, it really is George’s wood.
“So, it’ll be quite amusing for him I hope when he… as they grow up and he grows up one day.”
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, gestured how small the trees surrounding them where when Charles first planted them.
She added: “You can’t believe how much it’s grown in the last five years.
“I mean it was tiny when it was all planted, you never think its going to grow into anything at all and the next thing you know you’re being dwarfed by it.”
And she even playfully mocked Charles for the care he put into the woodland.
She continued: “He doesn’t think we get enough water here.
“He gets very, very worried and does rain dances most of the day to try and get some more.
“I think there’s quite a lot.”
But Prince George is not the only grandchild adored by Charles.
The documentary showed Charles playing in the garden of his London home, Clarence House, with some of the little members of the Royal Family, including Prince Louis, Kate and Prince William’s youngest child.
Born in April, Prince Louis, held by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge, was seen playing with his doting grandfather Charles, grabbing his fingers and smiling.
The cute moment was just one of the many intimate events filmed by the crew of film-maker John Bridcut, who gained a unique insight of the prince’s life, personality and affection following him around for 12 months.
Camilla revealed Charles loves to play with her grandchildren.
She said: “He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know making funny noises and laughing and my grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him.
“He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK