Prince Harry shared his fear of the future for his young son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, in a new open letter to his patronage African Parks.
In the letter, the Duke of Sussex detailed the importance of nature conservation in order to ensure the next generation inherits a healthy and habitable earth.
"Since becoming a father, I feel the pressure is even greater to ensure we can give our children the future they deserve, a future that hasn't been taken from them, and a future full of possibility and opportunity," wrote Harry.
Prince Harry is sharing the fears he has for his son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, as the world continues to navigate unprecedented times.
In a new open letter written to one of his patronages, African Parks, the Duke of Sussex opens up regarding how maintaining and caring for the earth is essential for the next generation of youth who are set to inherit it. The letter was published as part of the organization's annual report.
"Since becoming a father, I feel the pressure is even greater to ensure we can give our children the future they deserve, a future that hasn't been taken from them, and a future full of possibility and opportunity," Harry expressed in the letter. "I want us all to be able to tell our children that yes, we saw this coming, and with the determination and help from an extraordinary group of committed individuals, we did what was needed to restore these essential ecosystems."
Prince Harry has written a letter for @AfricanParks’ annual report on the world’s current extinction crisis and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. “I feel the pressure is even greater to ensure we can give our children the future they deserve,” he says.
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Harry also wrote, "We are currently living through an extinction crisis and now a global pandemic that has shaken us to our core and brought the world to a standstill. On the extinction crisis the science is clear; we have perhaps a decade to course correct before we lock in our fate. On this pandemic, while much is still unknown, some evidence suggests that the virus' origins may be linked to our exploitation of nature. The gravity of these challenges is coming to light, but we must not be paralysed by them."
The continent of Africa has remained dear to Harry and recent years. While he's made trips to the continent for volunteer and conservation work, he has also introduced his wife, Duchess Meghan, and their one-year-old son to the continent as well. Last fall, both Harry and Meghan brought Archie along on their royal tour of Africa—including a stop in Botswana where the couple famously had one of their first dates as a couple.
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