Royalty and statesmen

Famous for championing environmental causes, the Prince delivered a speech on climate change to the members of the European Parliament
Photo: AFP
Click on photo to enlarge

Practising what he preaches, eco-conscious Charles travelled to Belgium on the Eurostar rather than private transport
Photo: Getty Images

Green champion Charles calls for action to save the planet

16 FEBRUARY 2008
Famous for his views on the environment, Prince Charles has taken his campaign to save the world's rainforests to the heart of Europe.

A long-time champion of green causes, the Prince delivered a speech on climate change at the European Union in Brussels. He praised efforts to cut greenhouse gasses and urged politicians to lead the way in saving the endangered rainforests.

"Surely we cannot be anything less than courageous and revolutionary in our approach," the heir to the throne told politicians during his two-day visit to Belgium.

Always keen to lead by example, the 59-year-old royal arrived in Brussels on the Eurostar, rather than private transport, to cut down his carbon footprint.

The eco-conscious Prince has also announced that he will tour the Caribbean next month on a yacht, rather than flying to the different islands, and will travel to the area on a scheduled flight.


social calendar


gallery

Gallery


Newsletter sign up

Your e-mail:

Quiz

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
How much do you know about France's beautiful First Lady?

Profile

Princess Victoria
A closer look at the glamorous royal who will become Sweden's first reigning queen

ROYAL HOUSES

Select from the pull-down menu: