Prince Harry reveals fears for the future as a first-time father
The Duke of Sussex met with young leaders from across the Commonwealth to take part in a roundtable discussion on the importance of young people coming together to improve the world for future generations, opening up about becoming a father for the first time.
As Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke of Sussex is attending the Commonwealth Youth Roundtable today to meet young people from across the Commonwealth. pic.twitter.com/63piHLLupW— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 30, 2019
Prince Harry (34) will become a first-time father this spring and with his new baby on the way, the Duke of Sussex is naturally becoming increasingly concerned about the well-being of future generations.
Prince Charles worried about the planet future generations will inherit
Prince Harry's worries follow in the footsteps of his father's. Prince Charles (70) is admitted to worrying about his grandchildren's future on a recent state visit to Ghana.
According to the Daily Telegraph, in a speech he made on whilst there, Prince Charles warned his audience that our children and grandchildren will inherit a "completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world" unless drastic action is taken, adding, "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."
Prince Harry's fears for the future as a first-time father
At the roundtable discussion at Lancaster House in London on Wednesday, Prince Harry revealed that he was "acutely aware of our shared responsibility to make this world more resilient and its inhabitants more accountable for the next generation", a feeling that is all the more strong as "someone who is about to become a father".
'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.'— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 30, 2019
Read The Duke of Sussex's speech in full: https://t.co/LnMKbxoBys pic.twitter.com/xXQCJtWX7B
Almost a year ago Prince Harry became the new Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, a position he took over from the Queen and is clearly motivated to incite change, if not globally then at least across the Commonwealth.
"Nearly 12 months into the job, I can honestly say I feel more passionate than ever about the huge opportunity we have here: To empower young people across the Commonwealth, you who are here in this room today, and the millions around the world who are part of this global collective of change makers".
"Some may say it’s our responsibility, but I see it as our privilege, to equip you with the tools and the platform you need — to continue your cause driven work at the highest level — driving positive and effective change".
Concluding with a firm, "let's get to work" and the mantra-like statement, "the only way to see real progress is not by chance, it’s by change".