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Thursday 18th July 2019

Prince Charles reveals fears for his grandchildren's future

He has another grandchild on the way

Prince Charles has opened up about his fears for his grandchildren's future.

The Prince of Wales is a grandfather to Prince William and Duchess Catherine's three kids, George, Charlotte and Louis and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's unborn child.

Charles has admitted he is worried about how pollution is affecting the world and lamented over what his grandchildren might have to face when they're older.

Charles is a grandfather to Prince George and Princess Charlotte (Credit: Wenn)

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Speaking whilst in Ghana, he said: "I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon.

"It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them. All grandchildren deserve a better future."

His comments were part of a more wider conversation on plastic pollution and how governments are working to reduce the amount of pollution across the globe.

Charles said he's worried about what his grandchildren might have to face when they're older (Credit: Zed Jameson / Flynet - SplashNews)

Speaking about recycling, he added: "It is becoming evident that not following such an approach has disastrous consequences, as is witnessed by the fact that 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year, that soon there will be one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish in the sea, and that the dead zones in the ocean, now numbering over 400, are continuing to grow."

The 69-year-old royal has been a long supporter of reducing pollution and previously insisted plastic is "on the menu" as he warned of the increase in waste pollution in the seas.

All grandchildren deserve a better future.

The Prince said "all grandchildren deserve a better future" (Credit:

He told a global conference on safeguarding the world's oceans last year: "As many of you know so well, the eight million tonnes of plastic that enter the sea every year - through our own doing I might add - is now almost ubiquitous.

"As the Prime Minister said, f or all the plastic that we have produced since the 1950's that has ended up in the ocean is still with us in one form or another, so that wherever you swim there are particles of plastic near you and we are very close to reaching the point when whatever wild-caught fish you eat will contain plastic.

Charles is also a grandfather to Prince Louis - William and Kate's youngest child (Credit: Fameflynet)

"Plastic is indeed now on the menu!"

Meanwhile, Charles will soon have another grandchild as Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child together.

Kensington Palace announced the happy news in a statement last month on Twitter.

The palace said: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.

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"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.

The baby will be seventh in line to the throne.

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