Prince Charles Met Greta Thunberg for the First Time at Davos

Chloe Foussianes
Photo credit: Twitter/@clarencehouse

From Town & Country

Shortly after delivering a speech on the importance of taking action against climate change, Prince Charles met up with one of the world's most famous environmental activists: 17-year-old Greta Thunberg.

Clarence House, the Twitter account that represents Charles and his wife Camilla, tweeted out photos of the meeting which show the pair smiling and shaking hands.

Both are attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to advocate for sustainability. Charles delivered his first Davos keynote address in 30 years, speaking about the role the private sector could play in mitigating the effects of climate change. Like Thunberg's speech earlier in the week—in which she condemned leaders for "giving up without even trying"—Charles repeatedly underscored the importance of making real changes, soon. "We need nothing short of a paradigm shift," he said.

This isn't Thunberg's first brush with royalty. When the teenager was looking for a carbon-neutral way to cross the Atlantic Ocean, hoping to make a statement on the way to the UN Climate Action Summit this past August, it was none other than Grace Kelly's grandson Pierre Casiraghi that made it happen.

Casiraghi happens to own one of the few carbon-neutral sailboats in the world, the Malizia II. When he heard Thunberg was in search of a vessel like his, he reached out, and ended up ferrying her, her father, and a cameraman across the ocean.

Of course, when you command the world's attention like Greta Thunberg does, it's only a matter of time before you bump into some royals.

You Might Also Like