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UK's Prince William calls for action on climate in new documentary

Sun, 4th Oct 2020 20:01

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Prince William has expressed his
concerns about rising sea levels and other impacts of climate
change in a television documentary to be aired in Britain on
Monday, the ITV channel reported.

William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second-in-line to
the British throne, was interviewed on the royal Sandringham
Estate, which is located in East Anglia, a low-lying part of
eastern England.

ITV said part of William's message in the film was that
climate change posed threats to everyone, including in Britain.

"You’ll lose the wildlife habitats here, you’d lose the
farming, you’d lose the communities," William said, according to
a report on the ITV website.

"It’s in everyone’s interest that we protect these sorts of
areas. We have to get on top of the climate change issue."

William said the rising incidence of extreme weather events
was a threat, including on his own doorstep at Sandringham.

"You suddenly realise those extreme events are going to
happen more and more in the future. And also how low-lying,
particularly this part of East Anglia all is."

Under Britain's unwritten constitution, the monarch and
senior members of the royal family do not get involved in
politics. However, the royals do sometimes use their platform to
campaign on issues of public interest that are deemed
uncontroversial.
(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Giles Elgood)

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