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Revelations about aging aren't just for us common folk.
Like many grandparents before him, the upcoming birth of his first grandchild is making Prince Charles feel a little old.
The 64-year-old royal appeared on BBC 1's "Countryfile" to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary when he was asked if the impending arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton's child made him sense his age.
"Of course it does, because you can’t believe, to a certain extent, that’s going to happen in your life," he said. "It’s a lovely thought and I look forward enormously to that relationship with a grandchild."
Because "Countryfile" is an outdoorsy show, the Prince continued by urging people to be environmentally conscious for the sake of future generations.
"We need to think about what kind of world we’re handing on to our successors, particularly our grandchildren,” he said while speaking from his Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire. “It should make us reflect a bit how we do things so that we don't ruin it for them. That’s why it's so important to work in harmony with nature rather than somehow thinking we can ignore or dominate or separate ourselves from nature."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their little bundle of joy in July. While no gender has been announced yet, the mom-to-be may have slipped that she will be having a girl. After a local handed her a white teddy bear, the 31-year-old said, "Thank you, I'll take that for my d--," cutting herself off mid-word. Shortly thereafter, Kate insisted they don't know the sex of the baby.
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