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Sweden

Prince Oscar helps clean up plastic in the park


Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

He may be only three, but Prince Oscar of Sweden is already working to clean up the environment.

Yesterday, the Royal House shared a video, taken by Crown Princess Victoria, of Prince Oscar riding his bike in the park alongside his mum and dad, Prince Daniel.

During their stroll, the three-year-old yells, “Plastic, plastic! Plastic in nature!”

He then points the plastic out to his father who picks it up and puts it in the pram as they continue their stroll.

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Oscar’s older sister, Princess Estelle was not seen in the video. It is likely that it was filmed while the seven-year-old future queen was at school at the Campus Manila School.

It’s not the first time Prince Oscar has been out picking up rubbish in the environment. He has done it before alongside his parents and sister at the beach.

Oscar and Estelle are the only grandchildren of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia who are in the Royal House. The King announced on 7 October that five of his grandchildren were no longer part of the Royal House and had lost their status of ‘Royal Highness’. The children impacted were the two sons of the King and Queen’s son, Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sofia (Princes Alexander and Gabriel) and the three children of their younger daughter, Princess Madeleine and her husband, Chris O’Neill (Princesses Leonore and Adrienne and Prince Nicolas). All five grandchildren remain part of the Royal Family but will not be expected to carry out royal duties on behalf of the monarch.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.