Prince William praised his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth’s concern for the environment during his speech at the Palace’s Platinum Party.
The Duke of Cambridge took the stage at an event at Buckingham Palace on Saturday (04/06/22) when he praised the 96-year-old monarchy for its “hope” for the future of planet Earth during the show’s environmental segment, which features musical performances by stars such as Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John and Diana Ross.
Prince William echoed comments made by the Queen, who was not at the party as she suffered “discomfort” during Trooping the Color earlier this week, at last year’s Cop26 climate change summit, where she said she was working together for ” common cause.” give hope.
The 39-year-old member of the royal family said: “I firmly hope that my grandmother’s words will be as true in 70 years as they are tonight, that as a nation we will come together for a common cause, because then there is always room for hope.
“Tonight was full of such optimism and joy – and there is hope. Together, if we bring out the best in humanity and restore our planet, we will protect it for our children, our grandchildren and future generations. “
William hailed visionary environmentalists such as Sir David Attenborough and said the need to protect the planet “has never been more urgent”.
He said: “Though no one’s grandmother thanks them for talking about their age, my own grandmother has been living for almost a century. During this time, humanity has benefited from unimaginable technological developments and scientific breakthroughs.
“And while these breakthroughs have increased our awareness of the impact humans have on our world, our planet has become more fragile.
“Today, in 2022, as the Queen celebrates her platinum jubilee, the urgent need to protect and restore our planet is more urgent than ever.
“But like her, I’m an optimist.”
William continued: “Together, if we bring out the best in humanity and restore our planet, we will protect it for our children, our grandchildren and future generations.”