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George, Charlotte & Louis Quiz Sir David Attenborough

An adorable new video has been released showing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children asking the acclaimed broadcaster some wonderful questions.

OCTOBER 3rd, 2020

© KensingtonRoyal/Instagram


new video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis has been released showing the adorable royals asking Sir David Attenborough a question each on the subject of the natural world. The video was released on what is the eve of the release of Sir David’s highly anticipated documentary: David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.

The 2 minute video began with Prince George confidently asking the acclaimed Broadcaster: “What animal do you think will become extinct next?” Sir David answered: “Well let’s hope there won’t be any. Because there are lots of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction.” He then went on to describe his trip, 40-years-ago, to visit to see the mountain gorillas in the centre of Africa, where the initial population was only 250. Today, there are over a thousand of them after showing images of the animals to the world.

Princess Charlotte, who made headlines last week after being visibly starstruck in meeting the environmentalist, asked: “I like spiders, do you like spiders too?

Once again, David responded with a sweet and engaging answer: “I love spiders, I’m so glad you like them! I think they’re wonderful things.” He then questioned as to why many people find them frightening, believing it was the number of legs they have. Yet, ensuring the answer finished on a positive note he said: “Spiders are so clever. Have you ever watched one trying to build its web? That is extraordinary. How does it make this circular web attached to trees on either side or bits of vegetation? It’s marvellous.”

For the third and final question, Prince Louis – with leaf in hand – stole the show with his sweet question: “What animal do you like?” – though adorably pronounced “animal” as “amimal”. Sir David answered: “I think I like monkeys best. Because they’re such fun. They can jump all over the place… and they’re so funny.” Though after explaining how you can’t have monkeys sitting around the home, he chose a puppy as his favourite animal.

Prince George asked which animal Sir David thought would exitince next. - © KensingtonRoyal/Instagram

Princess Charlotte revealed that she like spiders. - © KensingtonRoyal/Instagram

Prince Louis asked what was Sir David's favourite animal - © KensingtonRoyal/Instagram

The video was a surprise from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and formed part of a day of celebrities and public figures asking Sir David questions about his career and the environment. Stars such as David Beckham, Billie Eilish and environmental activists asked the icon on all manner of subjects, from his own experiences travelling the natural world, to what he believes is humanity’s way forward regarding climate change.

Kensington Palace’s video marked the first time the public had heard Prince Louis speak, and although George and Charlotte’s voices had been heard vaguely in another video after visiting the Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Back To Nature’ show garden last year as the Chelsea Flower Show, fans went crazy for the Princes’ and Princess.

Some remarked how much older Prince Louis looked, and others were left besotted with the entire video. “THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN!!!! I’M NOT CRYING!” claimed @KaylaAdams__ on Twitter. Even in the U.S. people were thrilled with the youngest Cambridge’s. Political Correspondent for The Hill, Julie Manchester tweeted: “It’s been a rough week and I really needed this video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis asking Sir David Attenborough questions about nature.”

The video is the beginning of a busy few weeks for George, Charlotte and Louis’ father, Prince William, whose upcoming ITV documentary Prince William: A Planet For Us All is set to air on Monday 5th October. Three days later, on the 8th October, the Prince will launch the first stage of The Earthshot Prize, his decade long project of action to repair the Earth. Then William will appear at the first-ever TED Talks Countdown Event, joining celebrities to speak about the issues facing our planet and natural world on the 10th October.

The Duke of Cambridge will launch The Earthshot Prize on October 8th. - © KensingtonRoyal/Instagram

Further engagements are expected over the coming weeks to continue the Duke of Cambridge’s focus on the environment and conservation.

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