Prince George is apparently a big fan of studying volcanoes. Kate Middleton revealed her oldest child's passion for earth science during a recent call with one of the entrants of the Hold Still photography project.
Earlier this summer, the Duchess of Cambridge launched the Hold Still initiative, asking Brits from across the country to submit photos, which documented their experience during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, 100 of the images appear in a digital exhibition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.
This week, Kate spoke with finalist Ceri Edwards and her daughter Poppy.
"The Duchess was so down-to-earth and was so wonderful with Poppy. We talked about Poppy and Prince George being in the same school year [three] and their current school topics [Poppy's is Brazil and Beyond and George's is The Active World - Volcanoes]," Edwards told Hello. "It was a very special day and something we treasured and will always remember."
Prince George has been in the news quite a bit in the past week.
In the new environmental documentary A Planet for Us All, Prince William spoke of the progress he hopes we will see in the next 20 years. “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,” he said.
“And I really want to make sure that, in twenty years, George doesn’t turn around and say, are you ahead of your time? Because if he does, we’re too late.”
The young royal also recently received a somewhat controversial gift from environmentalist and broadcaster David Attenborough.
During a visit to Kensington Palace, Attenborough gave Prince George a shark's tooth. Per Will and Kate's Instagram, "Sir David found the tooth on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s, embedded in the island’s soft yellow limestone which was laid down during the Miocene period some 23 million years ago."
Shortly after news of the gift was made public, Maltese Culture Minister Jose Herrera opined that the fossil should be returned to Malta, which gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964.
But on Tuesday, the government confirmed that they would not be asking for the tooth to be returned. "Further to the initial remarks as reported in the Maltese media, Minister Herrera would like to reiterate that no action was initiated or will be taken on the issue," a spokesperson told CNN.
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