Prince William recently was labeled a hypocrite for urging families to stop having children while his own wife is pregnant with their third.
The British prince touted population control measures during a November speech for the conservation charity Tusk Trust. The Daily Mail reports the British royal family has advocated for population control throughout the past decade, claiming the world will face “monumental” problems if the human population continues to grow.
“In my lifetime, we have seen global wildlife populations decline by over half,” Prince William told the gala attendees. “We are going to have to work much harder and think much deeper, if we are to ensure that human beings and the other species of animal with which we share this planet can continue to co-exist.
“Africa’s rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050, a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month.
“There is no question that this increase puts wildlife and habitat under enormous pressure. Urbanisation, infrastructure development, cultivation—all good things in themselves, but they will have a terrible impact unless we begin to plan and to take measures now.”
Prince William’s comments did not win him many friends. The Mirror reports people on social medial quickly labeled the prince a hypocrite because he and his wife are expecting their third child in April. The British royal families typically have had only two children in the recent past.
Here’s more from the report:
Royal expert Phil Dampier tweeted: “If Prince William thinks there are too many people in the world shouldn’t he and Kate have stuck to two children themselves?”
Claudia posted: “Not sure what William and aides are thinking with these statements. Isn’t it a bit, “do as I say, not as I do”?”
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Another user posted: “Prince William warns that there are too many people in the world…
“In the meantime, his wife is pregnant with their third child.”
And one wrote: “Your wife is pregnant with your 3rd child. Hypocrite.”
Interestingly, Prince William and his wife, Kate, also faced criticism from population control groups for having three children.
Overpopulation is a myth that largely is spread by the world’s elite. They have been predicting a depletion of natural resources and destruction of the environment for more than a century, but their predictions have not come true yet. At the same time, resulting population control measures have led to horrendous abuses, including forced sterilizations and forced abortions. Some of the worst abuses come out of China, where, under its one child policy, women were forcibly sterilized and forced to abort their unborn babies through all nine months of pregnancy.