Prince William tells Robert Irwin dad Steve would ‘be very proud of you’

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The Crocodile Hunter died of a stingray injury to the heart in 2006

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Prince William offered some kind words to Robert Irwin, son of the late Steve Irwin.

The Duke of Cambridge told the 17-year-old conservationist that his father, known as the Crocodile Hunter, would be “very proud of you.”

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“To be honest, I was a big fan of your father. [Steve Irwin] And I’m sorry she’s not here,” the 39-year-old said over a video conference clip obtained from Robert people magazine.

Shahi added, “It’s no surprise that you’re a fan of crocodiles too. The family trait continues into the next generation, I’m sure.”

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William continued, “He would be very proud of you Robert. And that you continued. Your passion is second only to his.”

Steve died in 2006 at the age of 44 from a stingray injury to the heart. The TV icon was known for his deep love for animals and the environment.

Robert, his sister Bindi and their mother Terri continue Steve’s legacy by expanding the Australia Zoo and building the foundation wildlife warrior Which fights “to protect our wildlife and wild places”.

“I am really happy that I hope to inspire my generation and my fellow young Australians to ignite that spark of passion and start over,” said Robert.

Terry Irwin ‘proud’ of Bindi, Robert carrying on late father Steve’s animal legacy

The Animal Planet star and the British prince bonded over their shared love for the environment and how people around the world can work together to tackle climate change. He spoke of the Earthshot Prize, “a new global award for the environment designed to encourage change and help repair our planet over the next ten years.”

Australian environmentalist Steve Irwin died in 2006.

Earthshot is supported by the Royal Foundation and Robert is a lawyer. The Prince will on Sunday give a £1 million grant to innovators working to address climate change.

This week, William spoke out against the recent rise in space tourism as companies such as Blue Origin, Virgin and SpaceX have sent capsules into orbit.

“We need some of the greatest minds and minds in the world who are trying to repair this planet, not just trying to go and find the next place to live,” William told the BBC. “I think it’s finally sold for me – it’s really important enough to focus on [planet] Instead of going in and out of space to try and think about solutions for the future.”


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