Prince William has presented as a surprise guest on Cate Blanchett’s new podcast series named Climate of Change with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy. In this new audible original podcast series, the royal has discussed the importance of preserving the environment.

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Prince William always has had a passion for climate change issues. He created the Earthshot Prize and likes to describe himself as a “stubborn optimist” when it comes to environmentalism. The recent surprise appearance on this podcast show, again proved that he has a connection with the natural world’s environmental issues. The royal seems very loyal as he sat down with the hosts in a solar-powered recording studio in London.

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Prince William credited David Attenborough’s documentaries to grow awareness in him about the importance of environmental preservation. He also mentioned that his grandfather Prince Philip and father Charles have introduced him to the outdoors.

He said, “I think my grandfather and my father both kind of having a deep passion and interest in this area for many years has sort of piqued my interest and my curiosity,” Then he added, “So growing up, I was surrounded by kind of this adventure and this idea of exploring and being out in the garden. I used to spend hours climbing trees, digging ditches and all sorts of things, hiding in dens and all sorts from the garden, so I used to love being out in the wild and the wet.”

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Prince William also recalled his experience in Kenya where he learned from experts about the wildlife and environmental challenges. Then he discussed the Earthshot Prize which aims to promote the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.