Prince Harry and Meghan make one of the best-dressed royal couples, and on Feb. 12 they'll be dusting off their finest to support a cause very close to their hearts. In support of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and the Queen's Canopy, the two will step out for the VIP opening evening of The Wider Earth at the Natural History Museum.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’ in support of @QueensComTrust and the production’s official charitable partner @QueensCanopy on Tuesday 12th February #TheWiderEarthpic.twitter.com/BQodHILCjW— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 4, 2019
Kensington Palace took to Twitter to announce the occasion on Monday (Feb. 4), writing that the Queen's Canopy is the play's official partner. It's well known that environmental activism runs in the Royal Family's blood. And after supporting the both the Trust and Canopy during the Sussex's first-ever royal tour Down Under last year, it's no surprise that the couple will show their support for the critically acclaimed production.
The Wider Earth is a new play by David Morton and was hailed by the Mail on Sunday as "a puppet version of The Blue Planet." The theatrical show – which features over 40 handmade puppets and animations – takes the audience on young Charles Darwin's journey on the HMS Beagle across to the other side of the world.
As most royal watchers know, Prince Charles has cared about the environment long before it was as popular as it is today. In the documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, the Duke of Sussex revealed that his dad instilled in him an important practice that got him bullied at school: "I used to get taken the mickey out of at school for just picking up rubbish."
It wasn’t just Harry who has taken on his dad’s passion for the environment. Prince William, a patron of various wildlife conservation initiatives, shared: “He took us litter-picking when we were younger, on holiday. We were in Norfolk on school holidays, and we went out litter-picking with him. And again, both of us thought, ‘Well this is perfectly normal, everyone must do it.’ We were there with our spikes, stabbing the rubbish into plastic bags.” Prince Charles, who is poised to one day take the throne, has done a wonderful job creating passionate public servants out of his boys – who will be passing this knowledge on to future generations of royals to come!