Prince Charles spoke out about his fears for his future grandchild as he discussed plastic pollution during a royal visit to Ghana.
The 69-year-old, who turns 70 on Nov. 14, insisted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby deserves to live in a healthier, cleaner world.
Charles shared, according to the Daily Telegraph: “I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon.”
“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.”
The Prince of Wales’ speech also saw him insist that a “good start” had been made when it comes to dealing with the plastic crisis.
The royal explained: “The matter of plastic debris in the environment, in particular the ocean, is now on the agenda. We do, however, need to keep it there as the amount of plastic entering the ocean every year is, unbelievably, set to get worse rather than better.”
“We cannot, indeed must not, allow this situation to continue. A solution is achievable and simply has to be done for all our sakes – and, above all, for the long-term viability of all those species in the sea which are already suffering unbearably because of our actions.”
Harry and Meghan’s baby is due in the spring. The baby girl or boy will be Charles’ fourth grandchild.