PRINCE Harry repeated “everything is good in the world except for us humans” three times as he praised Greta Thunberg during his Botswana tour.
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]
And as he was taken on an anti-poaching patrol with the Botswana Defence Force, he continually repeated: “Everything is good in the world – apart from us humans.”
The royal made the passionate plea for the environment today as he visited Botswana as part of his Africa tour – 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.”
He added “everyone knows” about the current climate issues, saying: “No one can deny science, otherwise we live in a very troubling world.”
It comes after the Swedish activist blasted haters at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
Blasting world leaders, she said: “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us for hope. How dare you!”
And she was caught on camera glaring at US President Donald Trump.
‘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.
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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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