'I love coming to Canada': Prince Charles sits down with George Stroumboulopoulos

Canada’s master interviewer has met His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

In his first Canadian TV interview ever, Prince Charles sat down with famed television personality (and one of Hello! Canada’s Most Beautiful People of 2014) George Stroumboulopoulos, where they discussed diversity, duty and, of course, family.

The future king and his wife, Camilla, are currently on a whirlwind royal tour that began in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and wraps up tonight in Winnipeg.

“I love coming to Canada,” Charles, 65, said when asked about his trip. “I feel a great interest in everything that's going on in Canada.”

The conversation soon shifted towards the prince’s many charity efforts, which include supporting rural communities, encouraging sustainable farming, and promoting tolerance and greater understanding between different faiths and communities.

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So what motivates the Heir Apparent, even when he's faced with critics?

“I was always brought up to worry about everybody else,” he told George earnestly. “I take all these things seriously.”

When asked about how he influenced his children to care about important causes, Charles lit up and was quick to gush about his two sons, William and Harry.

“They’re terrific, both my children. They rush about doing every kind of thing,” he said. “So I think they've [also] got this feeling – it’s called duty, which has become an old-fashioned word for some reason. But that’s what I was always brought up to understand. And there’s an enormous amount that needs doing.”

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Just like dad, the younger generation of royals has taken up the torch for those in need. Prince Harry founded his charity, Sentebale, 10 years ago, which helps Lesotho’s impoverished children – an undertaking which honours the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, who also made children in need her primary cause. He also founded the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style sporting event for injured servicemen and women, which will take place in September.

Prince William, meanwhile, has teamed up with his father to fight the illegal wildlife trade, and also supports more than 20 other charitable causes with his wife, the Duchess of Cambride née Kate Middleton.

Watch George's full interview with Prince Charles here.

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