Prince William shares his childhood favorite pastime, inspired by Charles and Philip

Prince William told Australian Hollywood star Cate Blanchett that one of his favorite things to do as a child was to spend hours climbing trees and digging trenches, inspired by his father and grandfather

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Prince William says he is a “stubborn optimist” on climate change

Prince William has revealed that one of his favorite childhood hobbies was climbing trees for several hours as he enjoyed being in the great outdoors.

The Duke of Cambridge spoke to Hollywood A-lister Cate Blanchett on the Climate of Change podcast as he shared some of his childhood memories.

He explained his passion for the countryside came from his father and grandfather, Prince Charles and Prince Philip.

As a teenager, he often climbed trees and dug ditches, he revealed.

The future king, 39, said: “I think my grandfather, my father, both of whom have had a deep passion and interest in this field for many years, kind of piqued my interest and curiosity.

The Duke of Cambridge with Danny Kelly and Cate Blanchett



“Growing up, I was surrounded by this adventure and this idea of ​​exploring the garden and being outside.

“I used to spend hours climbing trees, digging ditches and all kinds of things – hiding in caves and all sorts of things in the garden.

“That’s why I used to love being out in the wild and in the wet.”

He also spoke of his “stubborn optimism” that the climate crisis can be stopped and said he would like to see more women involved in possible solutions.

Last year, the Duke revealed more about his childhood, favorite songs, memories and moments from his life on an episode of the Apple Fitness Podcast Time to Walk.

Prince William revealed he loves to climb trees



He spoke about the importance of keeping mentally fit and reflected on a light-hearted moment when he was pulled out of his comfort zone.

He also spoke about the value of listening as a way to empower others and shared an experience that led him to prioritize mental health.

One of the revelations was him listens to Tina Turner to keep memories of his beloved mother alive .

He said: “When I was younger, Harry and I went to boarding school. And my mother used to play all sorts of songs to drive away the fear of going back to school.

Cate Blanchett hosted the podcast chat



“And one of the songs that I remember a lot and that stayed with me the whole time and that I secretly still enjoy a lot to this day is Tina Turner’s ‘The Best’ because it felt like it was on the Sitting in the back seat and singing is a real family moment.

“And my mother drove along and sang at the top of her lungs. And we even got the policeman into the car, and he sang along too.

“You sang to the school gates and listened to the music when they dropped you off.

“Now listening to it takes me back to those car rides and brings back a lot of memories of my mother.”

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