Prince Charles , , channeled his passion for the environment as he addressed crowds gathered at the WEF in Davos on Wednesday. He used the speech to launch a project aimed at helping financial markets to become more sustainable and called for a “revolutionary paradigm shift” in how global markets operate.
Prince Charles has campaigned for environmental causes for decades and it is a passion he has passed on to both his sons – Prince Harry and Prince William.
While both Harry and William have been vocal about helping the environment in the past, only William got a mention from his father.
Prince Charles said: “For my part, I have made Sustainable Markets my priority for 1232192 and actually beyond – for however long it takes.
“I have instructed my teams and my organizations similarly to align with this effort – and I expect them to contribute .
“With the stakes this high, I would challenge you to do the same.”
Royal hint: How Prince Charles praised William but not Harry in powerful speech (Image: GETTY)
Royal hint: Prince Harry is a vocal champion of environmental causes but only William got a mention in Charles’s speech (Image: GETTY)
He added: “And, critically, we must foster innovation – and here, if you will allow me, I would like to acknowledge the new Earthshot initiative of my son, The Duke of Cambridge, which seems to me to extol the sort of horizon-lifting approach we need in order to give us hope. ”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step down as senior royals has received the royal seal of approval but was not without its sticking points.
While the couple hoped to achieve financial independence while still representing the Queen this approach was not deemed possible.
Instead, Harry and Meghan will stop using their HRH styles from spring and will be known simply as Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Royal hint: The Prince of Wales met teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the WEF (Image: GETTY) )
While the couple will no longer receive public funding it is expected that Prince Charles will continue to support them from his private funds.
One royal expert has suggested things may be strained between Prince Harry and his father following his decision to withdraw from the fold.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “It remains a matter of speculation as to if and for how long Charles is prepared to fund Harry and Meghan, and also, in so doing, if he has any influence on what they do and anything they endorse.
“The element of taxpayer funding they are giving up is five percent, Charles currently provides the rest.
“Relations between them are unlikely to have been improved by how Prince Harry and Meghan have behaved over this.”
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The Prince of Wales stopped over at the international event in Davos on his way to Israel and the Palestinian occupied territories to commemorate (years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
The heir to the throne will give a speech at the World Holocaust Forum – the largest international event in Israeli history – where around world leaders are due to attend, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and France’s President Emmanuel Macron.
He will warn that “hatred and intolerance still lurk in the human heart”, but society must remain “resolute in resisting words and acts of violence ”.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin welcomes the prince to his official Beit HaNassi residence in Jerusalem and told him Israel “deeply appreciates” his attendance at the forum.
The forum is being staged at Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, which he said was aimed at fighting racism and fascism today as well as recalling the past.
Before the talks began, Mr Rivlin told Charles: “It starts with the Jewish people but we never know where it ends. Everyone needs to be very careful. “
“ With this gathering, we show that when we are united we can fight this phenomenon. ”
The heir to the throne is making his first official tour of Israel and the Palestinian Occupied Territories – the most senior royal to visit.
The Queen has never made an official trip to Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories during her – year reign and has not taken a long-haul flight for a number of years.
But Mr Rivlin said: “We are still expecting your mother to come.”