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The Prince of Wales ’s new channel, named RE:TV, features a direct plea from the future King to encourage the public to “act now” in a heartfelt address aimed at protecting the future of the planet.RE:TV was launched as part of a deal with Amazon Prime just months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced a £75 million deal with streaming rival Netflix.
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Speaking on the project, Prince Charles said: “I’ve spent a lot of my lifetime trying to engage people and businesses with the issues and solutions of the climate crisis.
“RE:TV was therefore set up with the aim of capturing the will and imagination of humanity and to champion the most inspiring solutions for sustainability from around the world.
“I hope that with this partnership with [Amazon] Prime Video we can bring these inspiring innovations and ideas to a wider audience and demonstrate together what is possible in the pursuit of a sustainable future.”
Prince Charles launches new TV channel (Image: Getty Images)
Prince Charles RE:TV launched just months after Prince Harry’s netflix deal was announced (Image: Getty Images) It is understood Charles will not be paid for his curation of the new channel.
In a short statement describing the service, RE:TV wrote on it’s website: “RE:TV is a showcase for inspiring innovations and ideas that point the way towards a sustainable future, curated by editor-in-chief, His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales.”
The launch of the Amazon-linked channel follows a push by the multi-billion dollar company to meet the goals set out by the Paris climate agreement amid concerns over its carbon footprint.
Meeting with Boris Johnson last week, Amazon executive chairman Jeff Bezos discussed the company’’s $1bn commitment to conservation.
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Prince Charles will not receive payment for curating the channel, it has been reported (Image: Getty Images)
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Introducing the first series on the channel, examining conservation and sustainability work, The Prince of Wales said: “The finely-woven tapestry of life is undoubtedly one of the greatest marvels of our universe.
“We must urgently reverse the exploitation of the natural world if it is to sustain us for generations to come.The time is long overdue to put nature at the centre of our economic model.
“We have the right minds and the right technology in our hands.We know what we must do.
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Prince Charles hope the Amazon partnership will ‘capture the will and imagination of humanity’ (Image: Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Prince Harry are both keen environmentalists (Image: Getty Images) “We must now focus our effort and our actions in the same direction, in the biggest and most effective global alliance the world has ever seen.
“There is hope, but we’ve got to get our act together.
And we’ve got to remember: the world is what sustains us.”
Additional reporting by Oliver Trapnell
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