Watch: Prince George and siblings quiz David Attenborough on animals [video]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children recently quizzed the popular English broadcaster and natural historian, David Attenborough.

Yes, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis quizzed the famed naturalist.

The first time

It is said that it is the first time Prince Louis (2) has been heard speaking in public.

The young prince asked: “What animal do you like?” “I like monkeys best because they are such fun,” David replied.

“Mind you, you can’t have monkeys sitting around the home because that’s not where they live,” he said. “So what can you have at home that you like? Well, which would you choose – a puppy or a kitten?” said David, before continuing: “It’s a very difficult question. I think I’d go for a puppy.”

Meanwhile, Prince George, the eldest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, wanted to know: “What animal do you think will become extinct next?”

“Well, let’s hope there won’t be any,” said David. “There are lots of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction. We can protect them.”

He related how the population of mountain gorillas in central Africa, which were “very, very rare” 40 years ago, had grown from 250 animals to more than 1 000 thanks to public awareness and global fund-raising.

“So you can save an animal if you want to and you put your mind to it. People around the world are doing that because animals are so precious, ” he added. “So let’s hope there won’t be any more that go extinct.”

For the love of spiders

Like her brother, Princess Charlotte (5) began her question with a confident: “Hello David Attenborough!”

“I like spiders, do you like spiders too?” she asked

“I love spiders. I am so glad you like them!” said David. “I think they’re wonderful things.”

“Why is it that people are so frightened of them? I think it’s because they have actually got eight legs, which are much more than us. And if you’ve got eight legs you can move in any direction – so you can never be quite sure which way that spider is going to go! But spiders are so clever. Have you ever watched one try to build its web? That is extraordinary. How does it make this circular web like that… how do they do it? Try and watch and see how they do it – it’s marvellous.”

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