PRINCE Harry has suggested Covid is ‘punishment from Mother Nature’ as he urged everyone to “be a raindrop” and repair the Earth.
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Prince Harry suggested coronavirus could be ‘punishment from Mother Nature’ in a video interview
The royal made the claim as he launched a new Netflix-style streaming platform for climate documentariesCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun
The 36-year-old, who recently bought a £11million Californian mansion, said in the very woke promo: “Somebody said to me at the beginning of the pandemic, it’s almost as though Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms for bad behaviour to really take a moment and think about what we’ve done.
“It’s certainly reminded me about how interconnected we all are, not just as people but through nature.
“We take so much from her and we rarely give a lot back.”
The royal spoke of his passion for nature in the video chat with WaterBear‘s CEO Ellen Windemuth and Head of Strategy Sam Sutaria.
He urged people to be “like raindrops” in order to “relieve the parched ground”, and said the best way to tackle climate change is with action, not words.
During the same interview, the prince said people should ‘be like raindrops’Credit: Stand Up For Heroes
And he said he’d even questioned having kids as the ‘world is on fire’Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
It is the first time he has appeared publicly since Meghan Markle revealed that the couple had suffered a tragic miscarriage in July, via an emotional open letter to The New York Times last week.
During his chat, Harry – who has been criticised in the past for his use of private jets – stressed the importance of “putting the dos behind the says” when it comes to climate change.
He said: “Every single raindrop that falls from the sky relieves the parched ground.
“What if every single one of us was a raindrop, and if every single one of us cared?
“At the end of the day, nature is our life source.”
And the prince, dad to son Archie, now 19 months, said he’d wondered “what’s the point” of having children if climate change continues.
“The moment you become a father, everything really does change because then you start to realise, well, what is the point in bringing a new person into this world when they get to your age and it’s on fire?” he said.
“We can’t steal their future, that’s not the job we’re here for.”
During the relaxed chat, he also reminisced about his royal tour of South Africa last year with wife Meghan Markle, and joked that dancing on camera is his “idea of hell” as “everyone laughs at him”.
Harry, the head of the conservation group Africa Parks, said the continent offers a “sense of escapism and space” – and said it’s “something that I will be eternally grateful for”.