Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Celebs and frogs hop aboard Prince Charles' climate change video

Princes William and Harry have made cameo appearances alongside a frog in a star-studded YouTube film for the Prince of Wales’s environmental crusades.

The Dalai Lama, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Pele form an unlikely line-up alongside Charles in the 90-second clip to boost awareness of the Prince’s Rainforest Project.

They all appear with a digitally-created amphibian in the film broadcast on several websites last night.

In the clip, William and Harry, sitting side by side, say they are trying to save the environment “for all of us”.

Royal spokesman Paddy Harverson said the video was an “unprecedented” move by Charles.

The video — which also features comedian Robin Williams and singer Joss Stone — is the latest mission in his ongoing bid to save the world’s rainforests.

Charles said the internet provided the opportunity for “global determination for change on a vitally important issue”.

He added: “Our aim, with your help, is to build an online community to call, from the bottom up, for urgent action to protect the rainforests, without which we will most certainly lose the battle against catastrophic climate change.

“One of the internet’s strengths is that it can enable diverse communities to come together to ensure that everybody’s views and actions can really be made to count.”

Over the past 18 months he has stepped up his campaign against deforestation as a way of combating climate change.

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