The 1 Reason Prince Charles Is Nervous About the Birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Baby

Prince Charles is about to become a grandfather for the fourth time, and just like everyone else, the future King of England is over the moon about it. The 70-year old is already a grandad to Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton’s trio of babies, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. However, his youngest son, Prince Harry, and his new daughter-in-law, Duchess Meghan Markle are welcoming their first child in the Spring of 2019.

Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles, both adore Markle, and they know how badly she and the prince want to have children. During a tour of whiskey distillery Royal Lochnagar in Scotland, Prince Charles revealed that he had toasted to the news of his new grandchild several times.  However, the Prince of Wales still has some lingering anxiety over becoming a grandad once more. You might be surprised to know why.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit the tunnel and trenches at Vimy Memorial Park

Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry | Tim Rooke-Pool/Getty Images

A wild world

As a member of the royal family for his entire life, Prince Charles has only known what’s its like to live day in and day out in view of the public and all of society’s harsh judgments. Though the older prince has undoubtedly won over folks in recent years, he has not been without flaw or scandal. The implosion of his marriage to Princess Diana was disastrous, as was the exposure of his extramarital affair with his now wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.

However, more than his nervousness of seeing his grandchildren grow up in a fishbowl, the prince is also quite nervous about the world that they will inherit. Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son is a lifelong environmentalist who has been determined to do his part in bettering our planet. During a recent visit to Ghana, Prince Charles shared his fears about the instability of the globe.

According to The Telegraph, he said, “I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon. It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them. All grandchildren deserve a better future.”

Kate Middleton and Prince Charles

Kate Middleton and Prince Charles |Justin Tallis/Getty Images

A path forward

The prince did not simply voice his concerns and back away from the podium, he also offered some sound advice as we move forward in a world where some in power refuse to believe that climate change and global warming are real. Prince Charles urged for the reduction of plastic and championed innovative ways to reduce waste.

He said, “A good start has been made. The matter of plastic debris in the environment, in particular the ocean, is now on the agenda,” he said. “We do, however, need to keep it there as the amount of plastic entering the ocean every year is, unbelievably, set to get worse rather than better. We cannot, indeed must not, allow this situation to continue. A solution is achievable and simply has to be done for all our sakes – and, above all, for the long-term viability of all those species in the sea which are already suffering unbearably because of our actions.”

Harry, Meghan, Camilla and Charles at The Prince Of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration

Harry, Meghan, Camilla and Charles at The Prince Of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration | Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images

A doting granddad

All of the little ones across the globe including the royal tots deserve a brighter future, and it’s clear that as a doting grandfather, Prince Charles is eager to do his part to ensure that. In the documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, the future king revealed his special gift for his eldest grandchild, Prince George. At his Scottish home of Birkhall he planted dozens of trees in 2013, the year Prince Groge was born.

He remarked, “This is George’s wood.  I get older, all I really long for is to plant trees. I hope it will be quite amusing for George, as they grow up, and he grows up.”

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