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Prince William turned off Sir David Attenborough doc after it 'upset' George
Prince William had to turn Sir David Attenborough’s latest documentary, Extinction: The Facts, off after son Prince George became too upset.
The historian’s show – which aired on BBC One last month – explored biodiversity and the consequences for the public, and included footage of monkeys and koalas attempting to escape huge blazes.
Other scenes showed corpses of whales rotting on the shore, while viewers were shown images of the last two white rhinos remaining on the planet.
Fans were left terrified and devastated by the instalment, and it seems Prince George, seven, was among them.
Speaking as he launched the Earthshot Prize, the Duke of Cambridge said: ‘Having watched so many David Attenborough documentaries recently with my children, they absolutely loved them.
‘The most recent one, the extinction one, actually George and I had to turn it off, we got so sad about it halfway through. And he said to me, “I don’t want to watch this anymore. Why is it come to this?”
‘He’s seven years old and he’s asking me these questions, he really feels it, and I think every seven year old out there can relate to that.
‘So I really feel, from an emotional point of view as well, I think every parent… Everyone wants to do the best for their children and I think we have to have a decade of change.
‘A decade of repairing the planet so that we can hand it on to the next generation, and future generations. And sustain the prosperity in for their lives too.’
Prince William has unveiled the Earthshot Prize, awarding environmental trailblazers a £1million jackpot to celebrate their work tackling issues that affect the planet.