Prince Harry: COVID-19 Is Payback from 'Mother Nature'
Private jet enthusiast urges public to 'think about what we've done'
British royal-turned-jet-setting environmental activist Prince Harry has slammed the public for "what we've done" to the planet, suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic is simply payback from "Mother Nature."
During a virtual sit-down interview with environmentally-focused streaming platform WaterBear, the U.S.-based prince urged the unwashed masses "to really take a moment and think about what we've done" to the environment.
"Somebody said to me at the beginning of the pandemic, it's almost as though Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms for bad behavior, to really take a moment and think about what we've done," Harry, the Duke of Sussex, explained.
"It's certainly reminded me about how interconnected we all are, not just as people but through nature," the private jet enthusiast continued.
"We take so much from her and we rarely give a lot back."
Reuters noted that "the prince, who has been criticized in the past for his use of private jets, urged people to imagine being a raindrop in order to help repair the Earth."
The 36-year-old put it this way: "Every single raindrop that falls from the sky relieves the parched ground.
"What if every one of us was a raindrop? If every single one of us cared?
"We do, because we have to, because at the end of the day nature is our life source."
The New York Post reported that the duke recently moved to Los Angeles where he lives with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their toddler son, Archie.
Harry also spoke to WaterBear about his initial concerns about having children due to the threat of climate change.
"The moment you become a father, everything really does change because then you start to realize, well, what is the point in bringing a person into this world when they get to your age and it's on fire?" he explained.
"We can't steal their future, that's not the job we're here for," he added.
Earlier this year, Harry and his American wife Meghan stepped away from their royal duties to Harry's family after making the move to North America.
The pair recently bought a luxury $15 million mansion in California where then appear to be planning their new life as just another preachy liberal celebrity couple.
The two took heat from Trump supporters in September after they weighed in on the U.S. election during an interview with TIME.
When asked about their comments, President Donald Trump replied, "I'm not a fan of hers, and I would say this — and she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, 'cause he's gonna need it."
Trump on Meghan Markle: “I wish a lot of luck to Harry cause he’s gonna need it.” pic.twitter.com/fzgLGZfm4Q— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 23, 2020