Despite sadly having never met – as Princess Diana tragically died in a car crash in 1997 – Prince George is already showing signs that he is following in the footsteps of his late grandmother (and we’re not just talking about their evidently similar hair!).
In fact, it seems that the future King has adopted his grandmother’s kind and caring nature, particularly when it comes to his passion for charitable work – of which she was known for as she was reportedly a patron of over 100 charities during her time as a royal – with news just coming to light that the little royal hosted a bake sale during the pandemic to raise funds for an animal charity.
Speaking to GB News, CEO of Tusk – a charity working to conserve endangered animals in Africa, where there are a number of critically endangered species including black rhinos – Charlie Mayhew revealed that the third in line to the throne became so invested in helping the charity’s cause that he took it upon himself to raise money on their behalf. “Prince George very sweetly did a little cake sale to raise money for Tusk during lockdown and wrote a very sweet card about it, clearly demonstrating his concern for Africa’s wildlife,” Mayhew told the news show’s hosts.
But, this isn’t the first time that eight-year-old Prince George has shown off his interest in animal conservation. In 2020 the future King, along with his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, met with Sir David Attenborough who gifted him a fossilised, giant shark’s tooth. During his meeting with Sir Attenborough, George asked him which animal he fears will become extinct next, to which the veteran broadcaster replied: “Well let’s hope there won’t be any, because there are a lot of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction. We can protect them.”
And Prince George isn’t the only royal who’s been doing their fair share of charitable work as of late, as Prince William recently went undercover as a Big Issue seller. For those who don’t know, the Big Issue is a street newspaper sold by homeless people, long-term unemployed people and those who need money to avoid getting into debt. The organisation aims to “end poverty and homelessness in the UK”.