Dickie Arbiter, a former spokesman for the Queen, Prince Charles and Lady Diana, has looked at Prince William’s work with awe in the past weeks. Writing for 9Honey, Mr Arbiter believes William is ready for even more responsibility.
“Prince William oozed confidence both in his BBC television interview and his Instagram question and answer session.
“He has shown that he has the all the makings, stature and confidence of a King in waiting, and if recent environment events are anything to go by, and we’re still to hear from him at COP26, the future of the monarchy is in safe hands.”
Mr Arbiter says he first met William while he was still wrapped in a baby blanket and being carried out of London’s St Mary’s Lindo Wing by Prince Charles less than a day after his birth in June 1982.
“In those days, I was one of only two accredited Buckingham Palace court correspondents and was lucky enough to get closer than most reporters,” wrote Mr Arbiter.
The expert analyses that Prince William’s interest in the preservation of Earth was something he learned from his father Charles who himself learned it from the Duke of Edinburgh.
“William is obviously a passionate advocate in saving the planet and is following very closely in his grandfather’s footsteps,” writes Dickie Arbiter.
“Prince Philip began his pioneering work on the environment in the 1950s, raising the issue facing the global family if we didn’t do something about cleaning up the environment.
“He wasn’t ridiculed, but as the environment was unfashionable no one really took any notice.
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Comparing the Prize to an international political event, the journalist says that the ceremony held last Sunday was “an appropriate pre-cursor” to the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow.
The Queen, if her health permits it, is set to appear at the said climate conference later this month.
Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are also set to attend.