PRINCE Harry praised Greta Thunberg as he urged people to take action on climate change – warning too many kids were growing up in “concrete jungles”.
The Duke of Sussex pointed to the 16-year-old climate change activist as he said the “world’s children are striking”.
Prince Harry said climate change science was ‘undeniable’ – praising Greta Thunberg[/caption]
The royal made the passionate plea for the environment today as he visited Botswana – with wife Meghan Markle staying behind in South Africa with baby Archie.
The 35-year-old said: “What we are seeing here in Africa is what we are seeing all around the world – more and more people are being brought up in concrete jungles, in cities inevitably disconnected with nature.”
And he praised Greta for leading the charge this week – with the teen activist telling world leaders they had “stolen my childhood” with their “empty words”.
Harry said: “The world’s children are striking.
“It’s a race against time and one that we are losing, everyone knows it.”
And he added “everyone knows” about the current climate issues, saying: “No one can deny science, otherwise we live in a very troubling world.”
‘A SENSE OF PURPOSE’
It comes after the prince opened up about how he has been helped by Botswana – becoming a “place to get away from it all” after his mother’s death.
Harry said his trips to Africa had given him a “sense of purpose” after Princess Diana’s tragic death in 1997.
Speaking at the Chobe Forest Tree reserve today, the 35-year-old said: “Fifteen years I’ve been coming here, it’s a sense of escapism, a real sense of purpose.
“I have some of my closest friends here and I came here in 1997 or 1998 straight after my mum died, so it was a nice place to get away from it all.
“But now I feel deeply connected to this place and to Africa.”
Prince Harry’s Africa ten-day tour is the first official overseas trip he has taken with wife Meghan Markle and their four-month-old baby boy Archie.
Meghan, 38, was not with Harry today, choosing to stay in South Africa with baby Archie.
But despite not having his wife by his side, Prince Harry seemed in good spirits to help plant a giant baobab tree, a species that is severely under threat across Africa.
When he spotted the huge mound of earth that needed to go into the hole, he then joked: “How long do we have?”
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