Weeks after celebrating the news that , Prince Charles has spoken candidly about his concerns for his future fourth grandchild.
During his visit to Ghana this week, the second-in-line to the throne opened up about his fears for future generations who will face a 'completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world', unless drastic action is taken.
reports the 69-year-old royal said: 'I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon.
'It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them. All grandchildren deserve a better future.'
During the meeting, where he discussed tackling plastic pollution with government officials and business leaders, he also made a speech on the issue of recycling.
He said: 'It is becoming evident that not following such an approach has disastrous consequences, as is witnessed by the fact that 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year, that soon there will be one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish in the sea, and that the dead zones in the ocean, now numbering over 400, are continuing to grow.'
The prince's comments come days after Princes William and and Prince Harry opened up about how their environmental-focussed father would often taken them .
Speaking on the upcoming documentary Prince, Son And Heir: Charles At 70, William revealed: 'We were in Norfolk on school holidays, and we went out litter-picking with him.
'And again, both of us thought, 'Well this is perfectly normal, everyone must do it'. We were there with our spikes, stabbing the rubbish into black plastic bags.'
Plastic pollution has long been an issue close to the Duke of Cornwall's heart.
Earlier this year, the prince delivered a speech at a meeting of environmentalists and business leaders at The British Academy in London and said: 'We cannot, indeed must not, allow this situation to continue... I do fervently pray that you will all do your utmost to work together in the coming year to make real, substantial progress.'
When news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's pregnancy broke last month, Prince Charles couldn't contain his excitement at the prospect of welcoming another baby into his family.
During hisvisit to the Royal Lochnagar Distillery in the Scottish Highlands , a reporter asked the royal if he'd 'toasted news of the royal baby'.
With a cheeky grin, the Prince of Wales replied, 'Oh yes, absolutely,' before adding, 'Several times, at the moment!' with a hearty laugh.
We're glad to hear Prince Charles speaking so openly about his concerns for the environment and future generations.