Gardening has been a lifelong passion for Prince Charles, the 72-year-old heir to the British throne.
Prince Charles has long been passionate about the environment and cites his grandchildren as one of his main motivators in pushing the conversation forward.
Sometimes, The Crown stretches the truth a bit. After all, it's not a documentary about the royal family—it's a drama program. But one thing the popular Netflix series gets exactly right is Prince Charles's love of nature.
Gardening has been a lifelong passion of the 72-year-old heir to the British throne, one that was sparked by a plot of land at Buckingham Palace where, as he told Gardeners World in 2018, he and his sister Princess Anne "grew vegetables and things."
Now, perhaps in an attempt to inspire a future generation of royal gardeners, he's named an arboretum on the Birkhall estate at Balmoral after his eldest grandson, Prince George. In a recent interview with the BBC, Prince Charles took the reporter through Prince George's Wood. Per the news outlet, the Prince of Wales planted the first tree when Prince George was born eight years ago, and the arboretum has since become "an old man's obsession."
Some might also call the issue of climate change an obsession of Prince Charles. He's long been passionate about the environment, and cites his grandchildren as one of his main motivators in pushing the conversation forward.
Just before the birth of Harry and Meghan's first child, baby Archie, Prince Charles reflected on the world they will grow up in. "I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon," he said during a 2018 visit to Ghana, per the Telegraph. "It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them." He continued, "All grandchildren deserve a better future."
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