02/04/2016 3:38 AM AEDT

Prince George And Granddad Charles Bond In The Sweetest Way

Just when you thought he couldn't get any cuter.

You'd think Prince Charles would spend time teaching his grandson, who will one day be king, all about his future royal duties. But instead, Prince George is getting early lessons from grandpa on how to have a green thumb.

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Speaking to BBC Radio from his country estate, Highgrove, Prince Charles revealed the third-in-line to the British throne is already developing a love for nature at just two years old.

"The most important thing is I've got him planting a tree or two here," Prince Charles said, saying his grandson has helped him dig around in the garden. 


Prince Charles is famously fond of gardening and has admitted he talks to his plants, saying it actually makes them "respond."

It's his hope, he says, that his grandson will develop the same passion.

"That's the way I think, when you are very small, and then each time they come you say, 'Do you see how much the tree has grown?', or whatever, and you hope that they take an interest," he said.

Prince Charles added that he has made the gardens more child-friendly to accommodate visits from Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, who will turn 1 next month.

But granddad isn't the only royal grandparent Prince George loves to spend time with. Recently, we learned of his adorable nickname for great-grandma Queen Elizabeth. "He calls her ‘Gan-Gan,’” the prince's mother, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed.

He just keeps getting cuter.

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