Prince Charles says he named autumn garden at Balmoral after grandson Prince George

Prince Charles has said that he named the autumn garden at Balmoral after Prince George.

The 72 year old talked about the gesture in an interview with the BBC about the environment as well as sharing that his Aston Martin is powered by cheese and wine.

The future king also expressed his sympathies for Greta Thunberg and other groups like Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain.

Prince Charles did the interview from Prince George's Wood on the Scottish estate, and he revealed he built the arboretum and planted trees the year Prince George was born and therefore named it after him.

He said: "This was a rather empty field of the farm didn't need it.

"The great thing was I managed to plant it the same year that my grandson and eldest was born, so I named it Prince George's wood."

Prince George, eight, is the third in line to the throne and the son of Charles' first-born Prince William, 39.

Charles has five grandchildren including Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, from William and Archie, two, and Lilibet, four months from Prince Harry.

However he said that he was worried about the earth that his grandchildren will grow up in.

He said: "Deeply worried. I've always felt that we are somehow trained to believe that nature is a separate thing from us that we can just exploit."

Charles also went on to say that he understood why some young people get frustrated about the environment because they feel like "nobody listens".

He spoke about a time he encountered the Extinction Rebellion when they staged a sit-in at his Highgrove estate and then left him with a letter which praised him for his comments on the climate.

The royal doesn't eat meat or fish on two days a week and dairy on one day.

Speaking about his diet Charles said: "That's one way to do it. If more people did that it would reduce a lot of the pressure on the environment."

He has made how he gets around more environmentally friendly as he had his Aston Martin converted so it now runs on surplus English wine and whey from cheese production.

Prince Charles has had the car for 51 years and it runs on a fuel called E85 which is made from of 85 per cent bioethanol and 15 per cent unleaded petrol.

He said that it has taken "far too long" for the world to take the climate crisis seriously.

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