Prince William and Harry reveal how Prince Charles ‘programmed them’ as children

Prince William and Prince Harry reveal their father forced them to pick up litter while they were on holiday.

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex spoke openly about their father’s love of the environment, watching back as he gave an impassioned speech on the issue back in 1970.

But they then made a shock admission about how their father "programmed" them to pick up litter, taking it even further by asking them all to go round littler-picking when they were on holiday as children.

In documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, Prince William said: "The plastics come out now, it’s a huge topic and he was saying that back in 1970 – about our throw-away culture."

Prince Harry added: "He’s done an amazing job and without telling us what we should be doing or the direction we should go in, he’s let us know from the nature of the job.

"I used to get the micky taken out of me for picking up rubbish… before you know people would say, ‘what are you going to do with that?’

"I’m doing it because I’m programmed to do it, because my father did it."

The Duke of Cambridge then said: "He took us litter picking when we were younger on holiday, I think in Norfolk.

"Both of us thought, ‘This is perfectly normal,’ there with your spike, stabbing the rubbish."

The pair then revealed he is a "stickler for turning lights off," and they have inherited a similar obsession in their later

Prince Charles was then see driving along in his car, which was a hybrid, powered by electrics and "wine," though the Prince of Wales did say he had tried very hard to get it made with "cooking oil" rather than the alcoholic substance.

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The pair also revealed how he received a great deal of criticism for using planes when he was younger, but he "took it to heart," and has tried his best to continue on without polluting in his travels.

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