While they are overjoyed about bringing a new royal into the world, new dad-to-be Harry and grandpapa of four Charles are hugely concerned about the world their new family member will be born into.

Harry attended a roundtable with Commonwealth young leaders last month, where he aired his concerns in a powerful speech. “As someone who is about to become a father, I am acutely aware of our shared responsibility to make this world more resilient and its inhabitants more accountable for the next generation. The only way to see real progress is not by chance, it’s by change.”

He also addressed the issues of saving the planet and went on to speak about the lack of mental health support available for young people. “As I have spoken to young people on my travels, one of the recurring themes is the lack of mental health support for those under 30 and the remaining stigma and absence of services available. And while this may seem streamlined, and even niche to some, what I have come to understand so deeply is that all health is interconnected – our mental health, our planet’s health, the health of our communities.”

Charles also took the opportunity to voice his concerns while in Ghana for a royal visit last November saying that unless something is done a “completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world” awaits the future generations.

“I am about to have another grandchild actually. 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.” says Charles, who is known for his love of nature and the environment.
-HelloMagazine