By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News
(LONDON) — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton, are rarely seen and even more rarely heard, but the royal siblings showed off their personalities in a new video.
The trio took the stage in asking the British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough pressing questions, like his favorite animal and whether or not he likes spiders.
George, 7, the oldest sibling, was the first to ask Attenborough a question, saying, “Hello David Attenborough, what animal do you think will become extinct next?,” to which Attenborough replied that he hopes that will not happen.
Charlotte, 5, next asked the environmental expert, “Hello David Attenborough, I like spiders, do you like spiders too?”
Louis, 2, asked Attenborough the last question, wondering what kind of animal he likes, while pronouncing the word “animal” more like “amimal.”
Sir David Attenborough, we’ve got some questions for you…🌍🕷️🐒 pic.twitter.com/MTQ68WnOrt
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 3, 2020
The video appears to be first time fans have heard Louis speak, and the first time they’ve heard George and Charlotte speak straight to a camera.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a short video clip of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis each asking Sir David Attenborough a question about the natural world,” Kensington Palace said in a press release.
Prince William and Kate and their three children met with Attenborough just over one week ago when he visited the gardens of Kensington Palace so he and William could attend an outdoor screening of Attenborough’s documentary, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.
During that visit, Prince George received a gift from Attenborough, described by Kensington Palace as a, “tooth from a giant shark, the scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’), which Attenborough found during a family vacation to Malta in the 1960s.”
Prince William has spoken out recently about his work on conservation and the environment, particularly how he wants to make the world a better place for his kids. William’s conservation work is the focus of a new documentary, Prince William: A Planet for Us All, premiering Oct. 5 on ITV in the United Kingdom.
“My grandfather, my father, have been in the conservation, the environmental work for many years. My grandfather was well ahead of his time. My father was ahead of his time,” William says in the documentary, referring to his father, Prince Charles, and grandfather Prince Philip. “And I really want to make sure that, in 20 years, George doesn’t turn around and say, ‘Are you ahead of your time?’ Because if he does, we’re too late.”
Attenborough also appears in the documentary, including in a scene in which Kate tells the historian that George, Charlotte and Louis are “massive fans” of his.
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