The Duke of Cambridge inherited part of the duties of his grandmother, who has been preparing his grandson to continue his mission for several years. Elizabeth II granted Prince William the patronage status of Fauna & Flora International, an international organization dedicated to environmental protection. The Queen has been her patron for almost 70 years.
From his grandfather Philip, William received the patronage of the charity British Trust for Ornithology, established in 1932 to study and protect birds in the British Isles. The Duke of Edinburgh supported the organization for over three decades. He became interested in birds in the late 50s, after a royal tour of the South Pacific and Antarctica.
The problems of ecology and environmental protection have long been the concern of Prince William. This fall, he established the grandiose international award The Earthshot Prize, which aims to find solutions to 50 major environmental problems in ten years.
“I firmly believe that there are many people who want to do a lot of good for the environment, and all they need is a push, a little hope, a little confidence that we can fix it,” said his wife Kate Middleton.