The Royals are not beyond collecting garbage.
Prince Charles used to take his sons Prince William and Prince Harry to pick up trash outside. “We were there with our spikes, stabbing the rubbish into black plastic bags,” William told BBC. “We both just thought: ‘Oh well this is perfectly normal, everyone must do it.'”
William’s remark was for a 60-minute BBC film called “Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70”. Harry echoed William’s statement, noting how their dad “programmed” them to pick up litter.
“I used to get taken the mickey out of at school for just picking up rubbish,” Harry said. “I didn’t go out consciously looking for it. If you go for a walk somewhere and see something and it stands out, you pick it up. You realize I’ve literally done this because I am programmed to do it because my father did it and actually we should all be doing it.”
And Charles always led by example. William told BBC his father “does live the way he advocates.”
“Prince, Son And Heir: Charles At 70” will air on BBC One on Thursday, Nov. 8.