What Prince George Begged Prince William to Do After He Got So Upset Watching a Documentary

A recent post shared on Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge‘s social media accounts featured their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis asking questions of TV presenter Sir David Attenborough.

The young royals are big fans of the narrator and writer. But now we’ve learned that one of Attenborough’s latest documentaries really upset Prince George to the point where he begged his father, Prince William, to do something before the program ended. Here’s more on George’s heartbreaking words and why Prince William admitted that even he is struggling now.

Prince George and Prince William
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Prince George had this question for David Attenborough

On Oct. 3, the video of the little Cambridges was posted on the duke and duchess’ Twitter account.

In the clip, Charlotte asked Attenborough if he liked spiders. Her little brother, Prince Louis, asked what the naturalist’s favorite animal was. And George had a more pointed question for Attenborough.

George looked at the camera and asked, “Which animal do you think will become extinct next?”

Attenborough replied by telling his royal fan, “Well let’s hope there won’t be any because there are lots of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction. We can protect them.”

George couldn’t bear to watch Attenborough’s documentary

A few days after that clip made the rounds, Prince William revealed that his eldest son had trouble watching Attenborough’s documentary about extinction.

William spoke to Sky News about the launch of his Nobel-style environmental Earthshot award for “harnessing that urgency to find solutions to some of the world’s greatest environmental problems.” During that interview, the Duke of Cambridge explained that his son couldn’t handle the documentary.

“Having watched so many David Attenborough documentaries recently with my children, they absolutely love 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.

William explained that George requested it be turned off , “He said to me ‘you know I don’t want to watch this anymore.'”

William added, “He’s 7 years old and he’s asking me these questions already. He really feels it and I think every 7-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 for their lives too.”

Prince George
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Prince William admitted he’s struggling to be optimistic now

William concluded his thoughts on the issue by stating that even he is struggling with what to tell his children sometimes.

“I think to be perfectly honest I’m struggling to keep the optimism levels going with my own children,” the future king confessed. “And that’s really kind of like a self… an understanding moment where you kind of look at yourself and go ‘am I doing enough on this?’

He continued, “Are we really at this stage in life when I can’t be hugely optimistic and pleased that my children are getting so into nature because you kind of worry and dread they’re soon going to realize that we are in a very, very dangerous and difficult time in the environment and that as a parent, you feel you’re letting them down immediately.”

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