PUBLISHED: 14:02, Thu, Nov 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:02, Thu, Nov 5, 2020
George, Charlotte and Louis are predicted to follow in their father Prince William’s footsteps, as they all share his love of the outdoors. George, seven, is third-in-line to the throne, while his five-year-old sister is one step behind him at fourth in the line of succession and their two-year-old brother Louis is fifth. Despite the immense responsibility they will carry on their shoulders, the royals' heartwarming response to meeting Sir David Attenborough for the first time won over legions of royal watchers.
Back in September Sir David described meeting the three young royals, and said: “It was a very nice domestic occasion.”
He also said the three were “charming” and explained why he decided to give Kate and William’s eldest a fossil tooth from the giant shark, Carcharocles megalodon that he found on holiday in Malta, in the late Sixties.
Sir David explained: “When I was his age, I remember being given fossils by a grown-up so I thought I would do the same.
“[He asked] What it was, how big it was, and so on. He was certainly very interested.
David Attenborough meeting Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (Image: PA)
Kate let slip that her children wanted to meet Sir David during an engagement with the environmentalist last year (Image: Getty)
“He seemed to like it. He is very interested in fossils. She [Charlotte] was too.
“All three seemed charming.”
Their meeting was revealed on the Cambridges’ social media account, @kensingtonroyal, shortly after the release of Prince William’s documentary, ‘Prince William — A Planet for Us All’.
In the insightful ITV programme, Kate and William were filmed meeting up with Sir David for the royal ceremonial naming of the new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, in Merseyside.
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William, Kate, Louis, George and Charlotte clapping for the NHS during lockdown (Image: Getty)