Prince Charles Planted an Entire Forest for Beloved Grandson Prince George
Grandfather of the year.
What do you get the child that has everything? Apparently, the answer to that question is you get them a forest. Yes, an entire forest.
In the new documentary "Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70," Prince Charles revealed that he planted an entire forest just after the birth of his first grandchild, Prince George, in 2013. And he plans to gift that forest to George when he’s older.
“As I get older, all I really long for is to plant trees,” Charles said. “I hope it will be quite amusing for George, as they grow up, and he grows up.”
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, added in the documentary, “You can’t believe how much it’s grown. It was tiny when it was all planted. The next thing you know, you’re being dwarfed by it.”
While the gift may seem over the top it should come as no surprise that Charles would choose such a thoughtful present. After all, he’s long been committed to environmental issues, which is something his son, Prince Harry, recently spoke about.
“My father and others have been speaking about the environment for decades – not basing it on a fallacy or new-age hypothesis, but rooted in science and facts, and the sobering awareness of our environmental vulnerability,” Harry said while on tour in Sydney. “And while those speeches would sometimes fall on deaf ears, he and others were unrelenting in their commitment to preserve the most valuable resource we have – our planet.”
Hey, at least this is one gift that little Prince George will actually get to keep.