Prince Charles promotes vegan diet as he steers clear of meat and fish twice a week

Prince Charles revealed in an interview that he doesn't eat meat or fish two days a week and sticks to a vegan diet once a week.

The future king appeared on the Big Interviews on BBC on Monday morning to talk about the environment.

Charles has been an advocate for the environment and discussed what people can do to alter their diet to help the environment.

The Prince of Wales mentioned that what we "eat of course is important."

He said: "Now I mean that’s one way to do it, if more did that you would reduce a lot of the pressure on the environment and everything else.

"Because you see the thing about meat is very important – where does it come from, how is it grown?

"So if it’s grass-based and from the right breeds, you know if it is better quality but eaten less often, that approach to farming is less damaging than the industrialised approach with intensive everything, and causing huge pressures and damage."

However, he also mentioned that it can be difficult for some people to reduce their carbon footprint.

Charles now doesn't eat meat and fish on two days each week and on another day he eats no dairy products.

He said he altered his diet to lower his impact on the environment and he also urged others to do the same.

Despite saying that recent protests such as blocking roads "isn't helpful", Charles understands why campaigners from organisations such as Extinction Rebellion demand action on climate change.

When he was asked if he sympathised with Greta Thunberg, the Prince of Wales said: "Of course I do, yes.

"All these young people feel nothing is ever happening so of course, they're going to get frustrated.

"I totally understand because nobody would listen and they see their future being totally destroyed."

The interview took place in Prince George's Wood, a garden the Prince of Wales has created in the gardens of the Balmoral estate.

During the interview Charles revealed that he named the gardens after his eldest grandson Prince George due to creating it the year he was born.

He said: "This was a rather empty field of the farm didn't need it.

"The great thing was I managed to plant it the same year that my grandson and eldest was born, so I named it Prince George's wood."

Prince George, eight, is the third in line to the throne and the son of Charles' first-born Prince William, 39.

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