Prince Harry has one request when he stays at hotels

By Meaghan Wray

Prince Harry seems to be a relatively low-maintenance royal, but has one thing that is non-negotiable when it comes to staying at hotels: No plastic!

The new dad’s close polo friend Nacho Figueras opened up about his royal pal. The two have travelled together in the past, so Nacho knows all about any of Harry’s pet peeves.

“He was there and we were at the hotel where we spent the night before the game,” the athlete shared. “He talked to a person and said, ‘This morning I got my coffee and I saw that you have a plastic thing on the coffee. And then I also sent my shirt and I got my shirt in a big plastic bag.’”

Nacho added that Harry asked them to not use plastic.

Prince Harry and Nacho celebrated their polo win in May. Photo: © Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images

There’s no doubt Harry’s environmental awareness has been passed down to him by his father, and it’s certain Harry will inspire his own son, Archie Harrison, to take care of the environment, too. Not only does he fight against the use of plastic, he’s also heavily involved in conservation efforts in Africa. He’s travelled many times to Botswana as patron for Rhino Conservation Botswana. In a never-before-seen snap shared to the Instagram account he shares with Duchess Meghan, the couple were seen harnessing an elephant as part of a conservation trip.

Harry and Meghan took a trip to Botswana together in 2017. Photo: © Instagram/@sussexroyal

Harry’s love for the environment runs very deep. Ever since he and his brother, Prince William, were children, they were encouraged to pick up litter by their father.

“I used to get taken the mickey out of at school for picking up rubbish. I didn’t go out consciously looking for it, but when you go for walks anywhere and you see something and it stands out, you pick it up,” Harry shared in the BBC documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70.

Harry planted a tree with a group of kids at St. Vincent's Catholic Primary School. Photo: © Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images

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