Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte ask Sir David Attenborough questions about nature

Prince Louis can be heard speaking for the first time as he joins Prince George and Princess Charlotte to quiz Sir David Attenborough about all things nature-related. 

In an adorable video shared by Kensington Palace, which was filmed by their parents Kate Middleton and Prince William, both 38, in the garden at Kensington Palace in August, the young royals can each be heard asking the broadcaster, 94, a question. 

But it’s Prince Louis, aged two-and-a-half-years-old, who really melts hearts around the nation as he sweetly asks: ‘What animal do you like?’  

Sir David replies: ‘I think I like monkeys best because they’re such fun! They can jump all over the place and they don’t bite. Some do but if you’re careful they don’t. They’re so funny and I like them a lot. Mind you, you can’t have monkeys sitting around the home because that’s not where they live. They live out in the forest. 

‘So what can you have at home that you like? What would you choose – a puppy or kitten? It’s a very difficult question…I think I’d go for a puppy.’

Prince Louis (pictured), aged two-and-a-half-years-old, can be heard speaking for the first time as he asks Sir David Attenborough: 'What animal do you like?' in an adorable video shared by Kensington Palace

Prince Louis (pictured), aged two-and-a-half-years-old, can be heard speaking for the first time as he asks Sir David Attenborough: ‘What animal do you like?’ in an adorable video shared by Kensington Palace

Prince Louis looks stylish in a striped John Lewis & Partners jumper

We’ve recently been treated to snippets of the Cambridge’s meet and greet with David Attenborough, meaning we also get to see what the kids are wearing now the seasons have changed.

Following in the stylish footsteps of mum Kate, Prince Louis wore a Breton striped jumper from John Lewis & Partners.

We’re not surprised Kate turned to a high-street brand for the youngster’s wardrobe as he keeps growing every time we see him. He is certainly looking smart in the organic cotton jumper that he wore over what appears to be a navy polo shirt.

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Prince George says: 'Hello David Attenborough, what animal do you think will become extinct next?' to which Sir David replies: 'Let's hope there won't be any'

Prince George says: ‘Hello David Attenborough, what animal do you think will become extinct next?’ to which Sir David replies: ‘Let’s hope there won’t be any’

Princess Charlotte, who can be seen with her hair scraped back in a ponytail and donning her school uniform, says: 'Hello David Attenborough, I like spiders, do you like spiders too?

Princess Charlotte, who can be seen with her hair scraped back in a ponytail and donning her school uniform, says: ‘Hello David Attenborough, I like spiders, do you like spiders too?

At the beginning of the clip, a grown up Prince George, donning a red polo top, says: ‘Hello David Attenborough, what animal do you think will become extinct next?’

Sir David replies: ‘Let’s hope there won’t be any. There are lots of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction. We can protect them.

‘About 40 years ago I was with some mountain gorillas in the centre of Africa. Mountain gorillas were then very, very rare – only two hundred and fifty of them left. 

‘We showed pictures of them on television around the world and people thought how terrible it would be if these became extinct.’ 

‘So they subscribed lots of money and lots of people came to help and now, there are over a thousand of them. So you can save an animal if you want to and put your mind to it. 

‘People round the world are doing that because animals are so precious. Let’s hope there won’t be any more that’ll go extinct.’

In response to Prince Louis' adorable question, Sir David replies: 'I think I like monkeys best because they're such fun! They can jump all over the place and they don't bite'

In response to Prince Louis’ adorable question, Sir David replies: ‘I think I like monkeys best because they’re such fun! They can jump all over the place and they don’t bite’

QUESTIONS THE YOUNG ROYALS ASKED SIR DAVID

Prince Louis: ‘What animal do you like?’

Sir David: ‘I think I like monkeys best because they’re such fun! They can jump all over the place and they don’t bite. Some do but if you’re careful they don’t. 

‘They’re so funny and I like them a lot. Mind you, you can’t have monkeys sitting around the home because that’s not where they live. They live out in the forest.  

Prince George: What animal do you think will become extinct next?’

Sir David: ‘Let’s hope there won’t be any. There are lots of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction. We can protect them.’

Princess Charlotte: ‘I like spiders, do you like spiders too?’

Sir David: ‘I love spiders, I’m so glad you like them! I think they’re wonderful things. Why is it that people are so frightened of them?’  

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Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte, dressed in her school uniform – a white polo top and grey pinafore – asks: ‘Hello David Attenborough, I like spiders, do you like spiders too?

Sir David responds: ‘I love spiders, I’m so glad you like them! I think they’re wonderful things. Why is it that people are so frightened of them? 

‘I think it’s because they’ve actually got eight legs, which are much more than us. 

‘If you’ve got eight legs you  can move in any direction so you can never be sure which way that spider’s going to go. So people don’t like them and they don’t like those hairy legs either.’ 

‘But spiders are so clever. Have you ever tried to watch one build its web? That is extraordinary. 

‘How does it make this circular web like that attached to trees on either side or bits of vegetation. How do they do it? Try and watch and see how they do it. It’s marvellous!’

The three children join a host of famous faces – including David Beckham, Billie Eilish and Dame Judi Dench – who have also quizzed Sir David to mark the launch of his film David Attenborough: A Life on This Planet.

According to royal correspondent Emily Nash at Hello! magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children recorded their questions for the veteran broadcaster before they met him in person last Thursday. 

Sir David joined Prince William to watch the film – which is about the veteran broadcaster’s 70-year career as a conservationist and the environmental crisis facing the planet – in the garden at Kensington Palace. 

Socially distanced in the open air, the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David were offered directors’ chairs with their names printed on the back – but as a joke they sat in each other’s seats. 

The pair then watched the 80-minute film, and Sir David gave the Prince a copy of the accompanying book. 

After the screening, the naturalist received a reception worthy of the hottest Tinseltown star from three eager young fans, Princes George, Louis and Princess Charlotte, five.

He presented George, seven, with a tooth from an extinct giant shark, which lived 23 million years ago, which he had found on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s. 

Sir David Attenborough received a reception worthy of the hottest Tinseltown star from three eager young fans, Princes George, seven, and Louis, two, and Princess Charlotte, five, after the screening of his new documentary last week

Sir David Attenborough received a reception worthy of the hottest Tinseltown star from three eager young fans, Princes George, seven, and Louis, two, and Princess Charlotte, five, after the screening of his new documentary last week

He presented George, seven, with a tooth from an extinct giant shark, which lived 23 million years ago, which he had found on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s

He presented George, seven, with a tooth from an extinct giant shark, which lived 23 million years ago, which he had found on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s

Socially distanced in the open air, the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David were offered directors' chairs with their names printed on the back – but as a joke they sat in each other's seats

Socially distanced in the open air, the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David were offered directors’ chairs with their names printed on the back – but as a joke they sat in each other’s seats

The three children are all interested in dinosaurs and were fascinated by the megalodon fossil and excitedly asked Sir David a number of questions.

A Palace aide said: ‘The children are massive fans of Sir David and this was the first time they had met him, although they have always wanted to. 

‘So they were absolutely delighted, and you can see from Charlotte’s reaction in the picture how excited she was. 

‘They were fascinated by the shark tooth and Sir David explained how he had found it, how old it was and how it had been preserved in Malta’s soft yellow limestone.’

Prince William and Sir David have been friends for some time. The Duke of Cambridge interviewed Sir David at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last year and during the discussion the broadcaster and WWF ambassador warned that humanity needed to act so that it did not ‘annihilate part of the natural world’.

Last year the Duke and Duchess officially named a polar research ship after Sir David – despite the public voting to call it Boaty McBoatface – and at the ceremony Kate told the broadcaster that the children were ‘very upset’ they could not come and meet him.

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