Prince Charles shares one major concern for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's baby

Like the rest of the royal family, including the queen, Prince Charles is absolutely "delighted" with the news of baby Sussex. After Prince Harry and Meghan announced the exciting news in mid-October, the Prince of Wales apparently toasted to the reveal "several times" after congratulating the couple at Princess Eugenie's wedding. 

The baby, who will be born this coming spring, will be the fourth grandchild for the 69-year-old heir. But that doesn't mean he's totally laissez-faire about the whole addition. In fact, the prince has one major concern for his future grandchild. 

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 04: Prince William Giggling With His Hand Over His Mouth As He And His Baby Brother, Prince Harry, Pretend To Play The Piano During A Private Photo Session At Their Home, Kensington Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 22: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales leave the Lindo Wing St Mary's Hospital with baby Prince William on July 22, 1982 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Princess Diana holds her son Prince William in her arms in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace following a private christening ceremony in the Music Room. 4th August 1982. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
22nd December 1982: Prince Charles with his baby son, Prince William at Kensington Palace, London. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
LONDON -DECEMBER 01: Princess Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales pose with their baby son Prince William during the Christmas season at Kensington Palace on December 01, 1982 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
PA NEWS PHOTO 22/12/82 PRINCE WILLIAM AT KENSINGTON PALACE, LONDON (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 12: Prince Charles and Princess Diana pose with their son, Prince William, for his second birthday (born 21 June 1982) in their garden at their Kensington Palace home June 12, 1984 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 1983: Prince William is seen with his father HRH Prince Charles during their 1983 official visit to New Zealand, in April 1983 in Auckland, New Zealand. Prince William will be undertaking official engagements while on private visit in conjunction with the British and Irish Lions rugby tour from the end of June until July 11, 2005. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, visit Australia, Arrival at Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, Prince William, 20th March 1983. (Photo by John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE - APRIL 16: Diana Princess of Wales carries Prince William off of a plane at Melbourne Airport, Australia on April 16, 1983, at the end of the Royal Tour of Australia.(Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 14: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales with his son, Prince William, in the garden at Kensington Palace (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 14: Prince Charles And Princess Diana Sitting On A Bench For A Photocall With Their Son, Prince William (age Approx 18 Months) , In Their Garden At Kensington Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 16: Prince William leaves St Mary's Hospital after visiting his newborn brother, Prince Harry, on September 16, 1984 in London (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
THREE-MONTH-OLD PRINCE HENRY OF WALES WITH THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES, ELDER BROTHER PRINCE WILLIAM, THE QUEEN AND THE QUEEN MOTHER ON THE OCCASION OF HIS CHRISTENING. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
The Prince and Princess of Wales with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry prior to boarding the Royal Yacht Britannia at Southampton Docks to sail for the Western Isles (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) holds her son Prince Harry as she watches the Trooping of the Colour from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, June 1985. On the right is Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan. The children in the foreground are: (left to right) Lady Davina Windsor (now Lewis), Peter Phillips, Prince William, Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Rose Windsor. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22: Prince William Standing Behind His Brother, Prince Harry, To Help Him As He Tries To Walk On His Own In The Playroom At Kensington Palace (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 14: Prince Charles And Princess Diana With Prince William And Prince Harry At Home In The Gardens Of Highgrove House (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Diana, Princess Of Wales With Her Sons, William And Harry In The Grounds Of Highgrove In Tetbry, Gloucestershire (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
TETBURY, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Prince Harry and Prince William sit together on the steps of Highgrove House wearing army uniforms on July 18, 1986 in Tetbury, England. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Princess Diana With Her Sons Prince William And Prince Harry Playing On A Slide In The Gardens Of Highgove House. The Boys Are Wearing The Uniforms Of The 1st Battalion Of The Parachute Regiment Of Which Their Father Is The Colonel-in-chief. Princess Diana Is Wearing A Gingham Style Pair Of Trousers. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales at home in Kensington Palace with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 16: Princess Diana Stepping Off A Royal Flight With Her Sons Prince William And Prince Harry At Aberdeen Airport At The Start Of Their Holiday. Her Jumper Has A Motif Of A Polo Player (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: The Queen With Prince William And Prince Harry In The Royal Box At Guards Polo Club, Smiths Lawn, Windsor (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Prince and Princess of Wales on holiday with their children, Princes William and Harry, at the Spanish royal residence Marivent Palace, August 1987. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Getty Images)
BALMORAL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 18: Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince William, and Prince Harry play on the banks of the River Dee, near Balmoral Castle.during a Summer vacation, on August 18, 1987, in Balmoral, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
CIRENCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM- JUNE 6: Prince William, and Prince Harry, watch Prince Charles play Polo, at Cirencester Polo Club, on June 6, 1987 in Windsor, United Kingdom . (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince William, And Prince Harry At Cirencester Park Polo ClubJune 1987. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince William, Zara Phillips, Lord Frederick Windsor (Left ), Peter Phillips, And The Princess Of Wales, Attend The Christmas Day Service At St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
WINDOSR- NOVEMBER: (FILE PHOTO) Prince William and Prince Harry give a royal salute from atop a police motorbike during a visit to the poloice force in November 1987 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Prince William accompanying Prince Harry on his first day at Mrs. Mynor's nursery school, London, 16th September 1987. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II with Prince William and Prince Harry during the Tropping of the Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 1988 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 2: Diana, Princess of Wales, with Prince Harry, during the Easter Weekend, at Windsor Castle, on April 2, 1988 in Windsor, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince Charles with the Princess of Wales and sons Harry and William at Balmoral August 1988. (Photo by Hugh Farmer /Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: Prince Harry Sticking His Tongue Out Much To The Suprise Of His Mother, Princess Diana At Trooping The Colour With Prince William, Lady Gabriella Windsor And Lady Rose Windsor Watching From The Balcony Of Buckingham Palace (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales, with her sons Prince Harry (L) and Prince William in 1988 ca. in London, England. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
A royal family visit to a museum in Sandringham, where the children climb on a fire engine, January 1988. From left to right Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Peter Philips, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry, wearing a blue coat, Zara Phillips and Prince William. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) with Prince Charles and their two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, together attending a polo match at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor, Berkshire, England, Great Britain, 2 May 1988. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997), with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, at the Royal Tournament, Earls Court, London, England, Great Britain, 28 July 1988. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 13: Diana, The Princess of Wales with Prince Harry as he returns to his Nursery School in London's Notting Hill, after the Summer Break, accompanied by Prince William, who returns to his own School later this week. on September 13, 1988 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 28: Prince William and Prince Harry at the Royal Tournament in Earls Court on July 28, 1988 in London, England. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
SIX YEAR OLD PRINCE WILLIAM (LEFT) AND HIS BROTHER PRINCE HARRY, 3, SITTING ON THE STEPS OF MARIVANT PALACE IN PALMA, MAJORCA. THE YOUNG PRINCES AND THEIR PARENTS, THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES, WERE ON THEIR ANNUAL HOLIDAY WITH KING JUAN CARLOS OF SPAIN. (Photo by Ron Bell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 20: Diana, Princess of Wales, Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, and Prince Harry attend the Christening of Princess Beatrice, at St James Palace, on December 20, 1988 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
NECKER ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - JANUARY 9: Diana, Princess of Wales, with Prince Harry, and Prince William, and her Niece's and Nephew's on holiday on Necker Island , on January 9, 1989 in Necker Island, British Virgin Islands. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997, centre) wearing a Victor Edelstein dress as she watches the Trooping of the Colour from a balcony at Buckingham Palace, London, June 1989. Left to right: Princess Margaret (1930 - 2002), Prince Harry, Diana, the Queen Mother (1900 - 2002) and Prince William. Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew can be seen in the background (right). (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Trooping the Colour, 17th June 1989. (Photo by John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)
The Prince and Princess of Wales with sons Prince William, right, and Prince Harry prepare for a cycling trip in Tresco during their holiday in the Scilly Isles. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 17: The Queen Mother and Diana, Princess Of Wales, with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry in an open carriage for Trooping the Colour Procession on June 17, 1989 in London, England. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 29: Shy Prince Harry With His Finger In His Mouth Stands With His Brotehr Prince William At Their First Official Event - Beating The Retreat Parade At Kensington Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Prince William Collection 1989 Prince William pushing Princess Beatrice in pram, July 1989 Princess Beatrice in pram being pushed by her cousin Prince William. (Photo by Dennis James /Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 14: Princess Diana With Her Sons Prince William And Prince Harry At Aberdeen Airport. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 11: Prince William Accompanies Prince Harry On His First Day At Wetherby School. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 13: Diana (C), Princess of Wales, takes her sons Prince William (L) and Prince Harry (R) to the Christmas Carol Concert at Wetherby School on December 13, 1989 in London, England. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
The Prince and Princess of Wales, with young Prince William and Harry at the wedding of Duke Hussey's daughter in Bath, May 1989. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Prince William, And Prince Harry, On Ponies At Sandringham, In Norfolk, Accompanied By Their Nanny. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - APRIL 11: Princess Diana With Her Mother Frances Shand-kydd And Her Sons, William And Harry, Enjoying A Spring Holiday On The Island Of Necker. Prince Harry Is Sitting On His Mother's Lap. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
NECKER ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - APRIL 11: Diana, Princess of Wales, with Prince William, and Prince Harry, on Holiday In Necker Island In The Caribbean, on April 11, 1990, in the British Virgin Islands. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM APRIL 25: Diana, The Princess of Wales, taking Prince William And Prince Harry Back To Wetherby School For The Summer Term. on April 25, 1990 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Prince William And Prince Harry On Bikes Returning From The Stables, At Sandringham Estate, In Norfolk. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 16: (FILE PHOTO) (PRINCESS DIANA RETROSPECTIVE 22 OF 22) The Queen Mother, the Princess of Wales and her children, Prince William and Prince Harry, ride back to Buckingham Palace during the ceremonies of the Trooping of the Colour June 16, 1990 in London, England. Princess Diana, 36-years-old, died with her companion Dodi Fayed, 41-years-old, in a car crash August 31, 1997 in Paris, France. Fayed was the son of an Egyptian billionaire. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Prince William, Prince Harry, Trooping the Colour, 16th June 1990. (Photo by John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)
SANDRINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 27: Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, and Prince Harry, riding at Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, on December 27, 1990 in Sandringham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales, Princess Diana, along with her songs William and Harry enjoy the day at Le Cirque du Soleil, the Children's Circus. Picture shows Diana in the 2nd row, with Prince Harry visible sitting the his mothers right (picture left) Picture taken 8th August 1990. (Photo by Chris Grieve/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
European royalty on King Juan Carlos of Spain's motor cruiser during a family holiday in Palma de Mallorca, August 1990. From left to right, Queen Anne Marie of Greece, Prince Philippos of Greece, ex-King Constantine of Greece with Princess Theodora, Princess Diana, Prince Charles, King Juan Carlos of Spain with Prince William, Queen Sophia of Spain with Prince Harry, Princess Cristina of Spain and Princess Elena of Spain. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Diana, The Princess of Wales, accompanied by her children, Prince William (r) and Prince Harry, attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Blitz. (Photo by Rebecca Naden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales, Princess Diana, along with her songs William and Harry enjoy the day at Le Cirque du Soleil, the Children's Circus. Picture taken 8th August 1990. (Photo by Ken Lennox/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales arrives at the Nottingham Medical Centre with her sons William and Harry, to visit the Prince of Wales after his operation, September 1990. She wears a black Chanel dress. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Diana Princess Of Wales, Prince William, And Prince Harry, Skiing In Lech, Austria. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince William (left) and Prince Harry at Heathrow airport, after returning from their holiday at Balmoral. (Photo by Tim Ockenden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
BADMINTON - MAY: (FILE PHOTO) Prince William and Prince Harry pat a horse when the visit the Badminton Horse Trials in May, 1991 in Badminton, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
CIRENCESTER - MAY: (FILE PHOTO) Prince William and Prince Harry play around together at Cirencester Park polo club in May, 1995 in Cirencester, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Prince William (left), aged 9, and Prince Harry, aged 7, go for an informal walkabout after they had attended Sunday morning service with their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, at St. James' Cathedral in Toronto, Canada. The family then left Toronto on board the royal yacht. (Photo by Martin Keene - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
CANADA - OCTOBER 22: Prince Harry And Prince William Visit Niagra Falls, Canada. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Prince William, 9, and his younger brother Prince Harry, 7, wave to photographers as they board the Royal Yacht Britannia moored on Lake Ontario alongside they Toronto waterfront. The two princes will be joind by their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, when they arrive in Canada for a week-long Royal visit. (Photo by Martin Keene - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) leaves Wetherby School in London with Prince William, having dropped off her younger son, Prince Harry, 5th September 1991. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Prince William, 9, and his younger brother, Prince Harry, 7, wear baseball-style caps given to them by the crew of the Canadian frigate HMCS Ottowa after they toured the ship which is moored alongside the Royal Yacht Britannia on the Toronto waterfront. (Photo by Martin Keene - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
CANADA - OCTOBER 26: Princess Diana With Prince William And Prince Harry In Waterproof Capes On The Maid Of The Most Boat To See Niagra Falls (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Prince William on the nursery slopes at Lech, Austria, during a holiday with his mother the Princess of Wales and brother Prince Harry. (Photo by Martin Keene - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince William, 9, and his younger brother, Prince Harry, 7, wear baseball-style caps given to them by the crew of the Canadian frigate HMCS Ottowa as they tour the ship which is moored alongside the Royal Yacht Britannica on the Toronto waterfront. (Photo by Martin Keene - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales takes her sons William and Harry out on the boat 'Maid of the Mist' at Niagara Falls, October 1991. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, with her sons William and Harry on a walkabout after church service at St. James Cathedral in Toronto, Canada. Picture shows Prince Harry talking to a young lady who has come out to see the Royal family. Picture taken 27th October 27, 1991. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
TORONTO- OCTOBER: (FILE PHOTO) Prince William and Prince Harry wave from the deck of the Royal Yacht Britannia in October, 1991 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 27: The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit A Church In Toronto, Canada With Their Two Sons, William And Harry (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
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While visiting Ghana as part of his nine-day royal tour of West Africa this week, the royal expressed his concerns for baby Sussex and his or her's future. 

"I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon," the prince began, as he a spoke at a meeting about pollution in the country's capital of Accra.

“It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them," he poignantly worded. “All grandchildren deserve a better future.”

The Prince of Wales has been particularly vocal about various environmental causes and the importance of sustainability. He's launched various initiatives over the past few years in an effort to combat climate change, deforestation and oceanic pollution.

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Prince Charles with his mother Queen Elizabeth II, in 1969. (Photo by � Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
BURNLEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 16: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales travel down the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on the 'Pride of Sefton' barge on day 1 of a visit to the North West of England as part of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Tour of the UK on May 16, 2012 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
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UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Great Britain, The Duchess Of Windsor, The Queen Elizabeth Ii And Prince Charles (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 2: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Queen Elizabeth II attend the Braemar Games Highland gathering on September 2, 2006, Scotland. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
A young Prince Charles in the back of a car with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II and his sister Princess Anne. (Photo by � Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 01: The Line Of Succession Of The British Monarchy - Queen Elizabeth II With Her Consort, Prince Philip Posing With Their Son Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales, And His Son, Prince William. Three Generations Of The British Royal Family Gathered At Clarence House (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Duke Philip of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II welcome US President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan at Windsor Castle during an official visit to England. (Photo by Larry Downing/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the annual Braemar Highland Games on September 6, 2014 in Braemar, Scotland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) with her baby son Prince Charles, 1949. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Queen Elizabeth II greets her son Charles the Prince of Wales at a polo match at Windsor Great Park following the second day of Royal Ascot on June 16, 2004 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
These pictures of eight year old Prince Charles and his Royal parents - Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh - are the most informal ever taken of the baby Prince and his youthful mother and father. These pictures are from a film made for the British Newsreels Association in the grounds of Windlesham Moor, country home in Surrey of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke. PICTURE SHOWS: Family life at its happiest expressed in radiant smiles of Princess Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and their infant son, Prince Charles. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Undated picture showing the Royal British couple, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Princess Anne (R), circa 1951. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
The Queen & The Prince Of Wales Attend A Charity Polo Match At Guards Polo Club In Windsor. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Royal family share a joke with Geoff Capes as they attend the Braemar Highland Games in Scotland. Left to right are: The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Geoff Capes. 4th September 1982. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L), Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) talk on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the final ceremonial day of the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London on June 5, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II led a grand carriage procession through London to mark her diamond jubilee Tuesday but faced the crowning moment of the festivities without her ill husband Prince Philip. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II attend a thanksgiving service to mark her Diamond Jubilee at St Paul's cathedral on June 5, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne today with a carriage procession and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales listens as Queen Elizabeth II delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament on May 8, 2013 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the coalition government's legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords. Proposed legislation is expected to be introduced on toughening immigration regulations, capping social care costs in England and setting a single state pension rate of 144 GBP per week. (Photo by Jon Bond - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the annual Braemar Highland Games on September 6, 2014 in Braemar, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
CUMNOCK, SCOTLAND - JULY 02: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales during a visit to Belling Hospitality Centre in the grounds of Dumfries House on July 2, 2014 in Cumnock, Scotland. The Queen viewed preparations for the Commonwealth Games as part of a week of engagements in Scotland. The monarch was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh on a visit to Glasgow's Kelvin Hall, where the uniform and accreditation centre for the 2014 Games is located. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The Prince’s Rainforest Project, Accounting for Sustainability and the International Sustainability Unit are just some of those projects. His efforts led him to be awarded the GCC Global Leader of Change Award in 2017. 

Prince Harry and Prince William have even commented on their father's environmentally-conscious nature and a quirk they both inherited -- "picking up rubbish."

"He took us litter picking when we were younger... We thought this is perfectly normal, everyone must do it," said Prince William. For more on the Prince of Wales visit to Ghana with the Duchess of Cornwall, watch the video above. 

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In 1959, then Japanese Crown Prince Akihito broke tradition by marrying Michiko Shoda in Tokyo. Akihito met Shoda at a tennis match -- it reportedly took years for the now-Emperor to convince his parents to allow him to marry Shoda. 

Aside from their non-traditional romance, the two have been hailed for their progressive leadership. 

She's not just Hollywood royalty.

Beloved actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 after meeting at the international Cannes Film Festival. The two had three children, and she died in 1982 after she suffered a stroke while driving. 

While studying at the National University of Lesotho in 1997, 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso met King Letsie III of Lesotho and the two became engaged two years later.

The Queen, formerly known as Anna Karabo Mots'oeneng, has been hailed as a pioneer for HIV research and her work with orphanages.

The two now have three children. 

Rania Yassine met Prince Abdallah when she was just 22 and the two married in 1993, when she was 26. Their marriage is just one of the many ways Prince Abdallah has been viewed as trying to mend Jordan and the West. 

Rania does not wear a veil. She's quite outspoken about free speech, equal rights and helping steer Jordan away from its former "human rights record." 

In 2011, Spain's Duchess of Alba, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James-Stuart married Alfonso Diez in Seville, Spain.

The Duchess, hailed as one of the "world's most titled nobles," was criticized for marrying Diez who was 25 years younger. The twice-widowed 85-year-old was reportedly worth 2.8 billion Euros, but Diez "renounced any claim to the family fortune," said People.

She died at age 88 in 2014. 

Longtime bachelor Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark met Caracas-born Tatania Blatnik (previously an event planner for designer Diane von Furstenburg) through friends while on a ski vacation in 2003. 

Marrying in 2010, the Georgetown-educated Blatnik soon took the title of Her Royal Highness Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark. “I do not feel that I married a prince, with a title. Well actually, yes, he is my prince, but nothing more,” she once said about her title, according to Vogue

In 2004, then Spanish Crown Prince Felipe married Letizia Ortiz in a lavish wedding attended by royals from around the world. Formerly a journalist, Letizia regularly appeared as an anchor covering global events such as 9/11 and the Iraq war. 

Since becoming queen in 2014, she's been praised for her incredible philanthropy work, progressive thinking and enviable style.

In 1972, King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden met commoner Silvia Sommerlath -- from Germany and Brazil -- at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics. 

Marrying in 1976, she "is also the first Swedish royal to have had a career, and worked previously as an interpreter," said Vogue. The two have three children and many grandchildren. 

Like his father, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden also married a commoner, Sofia Hellqvist in 2015.

Formerly a model and reality television star, the Princess met Prince Carl at a restaurant in 2010. Their second child is due in fall 2017. 

Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander married Crown Princess Maxima Zorreguieta in 2002 -- she now holds the title of Queen of the Netherlands. 

Reports say the couple met in 1999 at Sevilla Spring Fair in Spain, where the King introduced himself merely as "Alexander." She didn't know his title until much later on. At that time, she was serving as one of Deutsche Bank's VP of sales. 

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