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Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg before addressing World Economic Forum

Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg before addressing World Economic Forum

Donald Trump might not have wanted to meet Greta Thunberg but the future King of England was thrilled to meet Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

Prince Charles, an environmental campaigner himself, looked overjoyed to meet the teen activist at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Clarence House shared two photos on their social media page, showing the pair shaking hands and beaming at the cameras.

As the media gathered around them, Thunberg said to the Prince of Wales: “I guess you’re very used to this.”

“Very true, it’s taken me years to get used to this,” said Charles, to which Thunberg replied: “I am still not used to this.”

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The photos seem to have been taken backstage before the Prince of Wales spoke to a room full of political leaders from around the world, including Trump.

Prince Charles gave the keynote speech at the 50th Anniversary of the World Economic Forum and officially launched his Sustainable Markets Council.

The project aims “to work towards a more inclusive, equitable and green market for all.”

In his speech, the royal said: “We are in the midst of a crisis that is now, I hope, well understood. Global warming, climate change, and the devastating loss of biodiversity are the greatest threats humanity has ever faced – and one largely of our own creation.

“I have dedicated much of my life to the restoration of harmony between humanity, nature and the environment, and to the encouragement of corporate social and environmental responsibility.

“Quite frankly, it has been a bit of an uphill struggle. But, now, it is time to take it to the next level.”