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Charles, William, Harry: 3 princes help launch ‘Our Planet’

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales addresses the audience prior to the "Our Planet" global premiere at Natural History Museum on April 4, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by John Sibley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON — A new eight-part Netflix series chronicling life on Earth and the threat posed by climate change has received a royal sendoff at London’s Natural History Museum.

Prince Charles lauded the “Our Planet” series and its narrator David Attenborough at the world premiere Thursday night. He was joined by sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

Charles praised Attenborough, 92, for helping to “lift the veil of ignorance from our eyes about the intricate and integrated beauty of our home.”

He also said he is proud of his sons William and Harry for sharing his passion for working to restore “the balance of nature,” joking that he thought they had been ignoring him when he told them about the importance of the natural world but found out when they reached adulthood that they had actually been listening.

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L), Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (3rd L), Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2nd R) and British naturalist, documentary maker and broadcaster David Attenborough (R) take their seats for the Global Premiere of “Our Planet” in London on April 4, 2019. (Photo by John SIBLEY / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN SIBLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

The ambitious Netflix series, produced in conjunction with the World Wildlife Federation and Silverback Films, was four years in the making and involved 600 crew members filming in 50 countries and on each continent.

The first segment featured astonishing footage detailing the variety of the world’s wildlife and chronicling the sound and fury as 75 million tons of glacial ice collapsed into the sea off Greenland.

Introducing the series, Attenborough cited Charles Darwin’s warnings that “we break nature’s connections at our peril.”

On a more positive note, the longtime TV broadcaster — who was speaking directly beneath the museum’s celebrated skeleton of a blue whale — said the population of many types of whales are recovering after prolonged periods of decline.

“What we did to save the whales we must do for all of nature,” Attenborough said.

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