The Duke of Cambridge hailed the Platinum Jubilee live performance as filled with “optimism and pleasure” as he praised the Queen for her “hope” in the way forward for the planet.
Prince William paid tribute to the constructive outlook of his grandmother throughout a section of the Platinum Get together on the Palace devoted to the atmosphere and that includes Sir David Attenborough.
He echoed the Queen’s phrases from her speech to the Cop26 UN Climate Change summit, when she mentioned working collectively in a “widespread trigger” at all times gave rise to hope.
The duke highlighted the efforts of “visionary environmentalists” and went on to call broadcaster and naturalist Sir David and spoke concerning the delight he felt for “my grandfather and my father”, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales, who’ve championed the pure world.
Talking on stage to 1000’s gathered in The Mall, William mentioned: “It’s my agency hope that my grandmother’s phrases are as true in 70 years’ time as they’re tonight that as nations we come collectively in widespread trigger, as a result of then there may be at all times room for hope.
“Tonight has been filled with such optimism and pleasure – and there may be hope. Collectively, if we harness the easiest of humankind, and restore our planet, we are going to defend it for our youngsters, for our grandchildren and for future generations to return.”
Earlier than the duke spoke, a pre-recorded message from Sir David was performed that includes spectacular imagery of the planet with the Hans Zimmer orchestra taking part in a model of the Planet Earth II Suite as dancers from the Royal Ballet carried out.
The crowds heard archive recordings of the Queen talking about the way forward for the planet in 1989 throughout her Christmas Message: “The way forward for all life on earth depends upon how we behave in the direction of each other and the way we deal with the vegetation and animals that share our world with us.”
And an extract from the monarch’s Cop26 video message speech: “None of us underestimates the problem forward however historical past has proven that when nations come collectively in widespread trigger there may be at all times room for hope.”
Prince William mentioned it was “nice to see Buckingham Palace became a large Imax display” after video and audio from the Cop26 message was projected on to the London landmark alongside photos of Philip and Charles.
He went on to say: “Whereas no-one’s grandmother thanks them for speaking about their age, my very own grandmother has been alive for almost a century. In that point, mankind has benefited from unimaginable technological developments and scientific breakthroughs.
“And though these breakthroughs have elevated our consciousness of the affect people have on our world, our planet has change into extra fragile.”
He added the necessity to defend the planet had “by no means been extra pressing”, however just like the Queen “I’m an optimist”.