Royal family: The rare wild animal Prince Charles bizarrely ran around his house and Prince William is a big fan
Heir to the throne, Prince Charles has long been known for his passion for the environment and nature. His dedication to these causes goes far beyond mere words, and he is reported to be taking many steps in his personal life to live more sustainably.
In fact, Clarence House even claims that “about half” of the Prince of Wales’ home and domestic energy consumption “comes from renewable sources such as woodchip boilers, air-source heat pumps, solar panels and “green” electricity. Charles even told the BBC last year that his old Aston Martin, which he has owned for 51 years, runs on “a surplus of English white wine and whey from the cheese-making process”.
Charles is just as good with animals. The future king is known to be a dog and horse enthusiast, just like other members of the royal family, and he has also been photographed with different types of wildlife, including koalas, lizards, penguins, camels and even a bald eagle.
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In some cases, some might even say his love for animals goes a bit too far. Charles loves wildlife so much that he even invites it to his estate in Scotland.
In 2018, Prince William revealed to County Life magazine that his father, who is also the patron of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust, allows little creatures to run around his house. William said: “He is completely infatuated with the red squirrels who live around the estate in Scotland – to the extent that he has given them names and allows them into the house.
“They come into Birkhall’s house and we chase them back and forth inside. If I sit quietly they will around me. Sometimes when I leave my jackets on a chair with nuts in the pockets I see them with their tails sticking out as they hunt for nuts – they are incredibly special creatures.”
William also spoke of his admiration for his father’s focus on the environment and said his “unwavering commitment to rural issues and the countryside” had been a great inspiration to him. He described it as something he “is keen to emulate and teach” to his own children.
William said: “No one understands farmers and the issues they face better than my father. His passion for the environment and the natural world is something I want to replicate in how I raise George, Charlotte and Louis.”
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