/assets/images/headerlogos/AWW-logo.svg
British Royal Family

The sweet way Prince George is following in his father's conservationist footsteps

Prince George is growing up to be a compassionate animal-lover.

By Alana Mazzoni
Prince George may only be eight-years-old, but he's already developed an impressive and adorable passion for conservation.
On Wednesday it was revealed the young royal held a cake sale during Britain's COVID-19 lockdown to raise money for Tusk, a non-profit organisation which aims to protect wildlife in Africa that is also one of Prince William's patronages.
"Prince George very sweetly did a little cake sale to raise money for Tusk during lockdown and wrote a very sweet card about it, clearly demonstrating his concern for Africa's wildlife," Charlie Mayhew, Tusk chief executive, told The Independent.
Prince George is following in his father's philanthropic footsteps! (Image: Getty)
Prince George's father, Prince William, has been a royal patron for Tusk since 2005.
The Duke of Cambridge has previously spoken of Prince George's concern over endangered animals, saying the young royal was devastated after learning about extinction.
"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 told Sky News in 2020.
"He said to me, 'You know, I don't want to watch this anymore.' "
"Why has it come to this? You know, he's seven-years-old and he's asking me these questions already, he really feels it, and I think every seven-year-old out there can relate to that."
The eight-year-old organised a bake sale to raise funds for Tusk, a non-profit organisation which protects wildlife in Africa. (Image: Getty)
Last year, Prince William revealed that his eldest son was "a bit confused and a bit sort of annoyed" by littering so decided to take part in rubbish clean-up with his school.
"George at school recently has been doing litter picking, and I didn't realise but talking to him the other day he was already showing that he was getting a bit confused," he told the BBC.
"[He was] a bit sort of annoyed by the fact they went out litter picking one day and then the very next day, they did the same route, same time and pretty much all the same litter they picked up was back again."
It seems litter picking runs in the family as William's own father Prince Charles took him and brother Prince Harry out to do so while they were on holiday.
"We were in Norfolk on school holidays, and we went out litter-picking with him," the Duke of Cambridge shared in documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 back in 2018.
"And again, both of us thought, 'Well this is perfectly normal, everyone must do it'. We were there with our spikes, stabbing the rubbish into black plastic bags."

read more from

/assets/images/headerlogos/AWW-logo.svg