Prince Charles taught princes to pick up litter


The Prince of Wales used to take his sons litter picking during their summer holidays spent in Norfolk, the Duke of Cambridge has revealed.

Vacations in scenic locations around the world were available to Princes William and Harry, but during a holiday with their father, they were given a certain task.

William and the Duke of Sussex thought it was normal to be given spikes and black plastic bags and encouraged to clean up while growing up.

"He took us litter picking, when we were younger, on holiday", William said, according to British reports.

"We were in Norfolk on school holidays, and went out litter picking with him". And again, both of us thought, "Well this is perfectly normal, everyone must do it". "We were there [in Norfolk] with our spikes stabbing the rubbish into black plastic bags", recalled William. William told BBC his father "does live the way he advocates".

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William went on to say that his father was affected by the backlash he received for his environmental views, which saw him ridiculed for supposedly talking to plants.

He took us litter-picking when we were younger.

Harry added that he was "programmed" to pick up rubbish by his father, who in the past was criticised for his environmentalism. Harry said, "He's done an awesome job. And without telling us what we should be doing or the direction we should go in, he's just let us learn from the nature of the job, learning from him, learning from Mummy".

Charles has been vocal on the environment for decades and has campaigned on issues like climate change, pollution and farming practices.