Stella's ‘The natural world’ speech
“Our home is truly awe-inspiring. From oceans full of magnificent corals and wildlife, to forests – lush and vivid green, alive with curious animals.
As a child I remember the thrill of being in the Scottish Highlands, of Mother Earth’s beauty so vast and untamed.
Over time we have grown with our glorious earth and made huge advancements in science, technology and fashion, but we have also seen much of our natural world change and become shockingly unrecognisable.
Our actions are jeopardising the very fabric of life. There is a pressing need for change.
But in adversity, beacons of light do shine. His Majesty the King has been shining a spotlight on conservation and protecting our planet for 50 years now. He champions hope and action.
And in that hopeful spirit, on this happy day, the work of healing our planet should be, and must be, the cause that unites us – never the cause that divides us. The planet is literally bigger than any of our differences.
We need to leave a safe and sustainable world for all generations to come."