Prince Charles: First grandchild reaffirms green beliefs

The Prince of Wales spoke to ITV's This Morning. Credit: ITV This Morning

The Prince of Wales has told ITV's This Morning that the prospect of becoming a grandfather has reaffirmed his environmental beliefs, saying he does not want to hand over a world that is a "poison chalice".

Charles, who is an avid environmental campaigner, said he did not want the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's child to ask him why he had not done more to tackle issues like climate change.

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In an interview with presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, which will be broadcast tomorrow, he said:

Charles also told the ITV daytime show of his worry about Prince Harry, who is currently serving in Afghanistan.

The Prince of Wales, speaking at Clarence House, said:

Charles spoke as he backed This Morning's You Can Be Heroes Week, which aims to capitalise on the success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and create a new army of volunteers across the UK.