‘It is truly a blessing.’ Carl XVI of Sweden speaks at a WWF gathering for environmentalists.
KING CARL XVI gave a speech at the World Wildlife Fund’s gala event on Thursday.
According to RoyalCentral, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf spoke at the WWF’s broadcast gala event last week. The event, dubbed “An evening for our Planet,” was broadcast on Swedish television channel TV4.
The World Wildlife Fund’s board of trustees is chaired by King Carl, 75.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was founded in 1961 as an independent and non-partisan organization.
One of the group’s founders was the late Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April at the age of 99.
“I have appreciated being out in nature since I was a child,” Sweden’s longest-reigning king said at the banquet.
“It’s become an interest as well as a source of joy throughout the years.
“And I know I have that in common with a lot of you.”
“Yes, it is a true privilege that we have here in Sweden – the freedom to walk freely in forests and on land,” King Carl continued.
“As well as getting out in nature and exploring our diverse landscape.
“Take, for example, Isbladskärret at Djurgrden, where I am right now in Stockholm.”
“I personally consider it as a great honour to have experienced how vital natural environments are,” said King Carl, who has sat on the Swedish throne for 44 years.
“Thanks to the World Wide Fund for Nature’s tireless work, endangered animals such as sea eagles, beavers, and mountain foxes have made a comeback.
“There are beavers in the vicinity of Drottningholm Palace!
“Unfortunately, we humans have the power to cause significant damage to the environment.
“But, fortunately, we also have the option of doing the right thing.”