Prince William has been left devastated this week for a very big reason...
And his revelation has broken the internet's heart, too.
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The news concerns his 7-year-old son, George.
People have had some strong reactions.
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And it's certainly not hard to see why.
The British Royal Family is one of most famous families in the world.
via: ShutterstockYes, even more famous than our beloved Kardashians.
But, of the many members of the British family...
via: GettyThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or William and Kate, as we know them best, are the firm favorites of the younger, more modern monarchy.
They have long been royal favorites.royal wedding in 2011, Wills and Kate were thrown into the media spotlight, and we still can't get enough of them.
They met while studying at university.
Though their relationship was on and off for years...
via: GettyThey clearly couldn't stay away from each other, and their engagement was announced in 2010, 9 years after they first met.
And, ever since, we have followed them as their own little family grew.
Princess Charlotte followed shortly after.
via: GettyPrincess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born in May 2015, just under 2 years after her older brother.
The princess has actually made royal history.
via: GettyPrincess Charlotte became the first female royal to retain her claim to the throne, despite having a younger brother. Before the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, the birth of a son meant that he would leap over any older daughters in the line of succession.
Traditionally, Prince Louis would have overtaken Charlotte in the line to the throne.
via: GettyBut, now that Princess Charlotte hasn't been ruled out by gender, Prince Louis remains fifth-in-line to the throne, while Charlotte is fourth-in-line behind her older brother, Prince George.
So, as you can see...
via: GettyWilliam and Kate really are paving the path to a more modern monarchy.
I mean we all remember the iconic pictures of Kate in her student fashion show.Since becoming the Duchess, Kate's style has evolved into something unparalleled.
And that fashion gene seems to have been passed down to their children...
via: GettyAs the adorable princes and princess clearly get their style from their parents. In fact, they look identical...
The photos are too cute for words...
Baby Prince William on his first day to nursery. And his babies on their first days to nursery. ❤❤❤❤ https://t.co/h9ydD5em2E— SMPeters - CambridgeSwiftie 🇵🇰🇬🇧👸🎶💖 (@SMPeters - CambridgeSwiftie 🇵🇰🇬🇧👸🎶💖)1619175863.0
Prince George looks just like Prince William while attending the same event decades later: https://t.co/pJI9PCkWPs https://t.co/ad6tQ5bSEx— E! News (@E! News)1497749620.0
It's now been nearly a decade since William and Kate tied the knot...
via: Getty ImagesAnd their kids are growing up fast!
But this week, news surfaced that one of the children has been having a tough time.
via: Getty ImagesAnd there's a big reason for it.
It seems, as they've got older, the kids have become very passionate about the environment.
All 3 kids are said to be huge fans...
But Attenborough's words of wisdom seem to have hit home with one of the kids in particular...
The 7-year-old recently sat down with his family to watch Attenborough's latest BBC documentary, Extinction: The Facts.reports.
George simply found the documentary too upsetting...
via: Getty Images"He said to me, 'You know, I don't want to watch this anymore.'"
Prince William added that as parents, it's important to act now.
via: Getty Images"I really feel from an emotional point of view as well, I think every parent, everyone wants to do the best for their children, and I think we have to have a decade of change, a decade of repairing the planet so that we can hand it on to the next generation and future generations and sustain the prosperity for their lives too."