Charles offers Prince Harry olive branch as he praises sons environmentalism

Talks of a Royal rift between Prince Charles and son Prince Harry seem to be unfounded after the future King heaped praise on his son's climate change campaigning.

Passionate environmentalist Charles, 73, made the comments in an essay to Newsweek where he paid tribute to both Harry's and Prince William's work in the debate.

The admission comes after a tepid time for the family with reports last month suggesting that Charles and Harry had "barely spoken" for the past eight months with relations at an "all-time low".

In his essay, Charles wrote: "As a father, I am proud that my sons have recognised this threat. Most recently, my elder son, William, launched the prestigious Earthshot Prize to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years.'

"My younger son, Harry, has passionately highlighted the impact of climate change, especially in relation to Africa, and committed his charity to being net zero.'

The praise, which many have taken as a 'peace offering' is a sign that tensions have cooled somewhat in the family after Harry and Meghan's bombshell Oprah interview last year.

In the piece, the pair made a series of allegations against The Firm that reportedly left Charles 'deeply shocked'.

Since moving to California, it is alleged that Charles and Harry have had only a few "fraught" conversations on the phone.

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Elsewhere in his essay, Charles warns “the eyes of our children and grandchildren are judging us” and says he hoped the start of a new year would herald a new beginning for efforts to address the climate emergency, believing “there is not a moment to lose."

He also praises his late father Prince Philip, who died aged 99 last April, for his prescient concern about the health of the planet.

The most pressing challenge now, writes the Prince, is "putting Nature, people and our singular and fragile planet at the heart of how we live, work and do business to create the brightest possible future for humanity."

Charles said the need to "create a cleaner, safer and healthier planet for future generations” is more pressing than ever, adding: "As we enter a new year, there is not a moment to lose.”

Newsweek Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper said: "We are proud to publish the Prince of Wales' powerful appeal, calling on all of us to address this crucial challenge.

"Given his decades of engagement on this issue, he can speak with deep knowledge and real authority."

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