Prince William is letting the public in on his process of writing his new book “Earthshot: How to Save our Planet.”
On Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge shared a video of himself sitting down at his desk and using a typewriter with just one finger.
“In my introduction to the ‘Earthshot: How to Save our Planet’ book, I wanted to share the early conversations in 2018 that led to the Prize’s creation & the simple equation that captures my theory behind. @EarthshotPrize: Urgency + Optimism = Action,” the Royal wrote on the official Kensington Twitter account.
Fans of the royals were immediately distracted by the Prince’s unusual way of typing. In the video, Prince William is seen typing with one finger on an old-fashion typewriter.
“Sir you need to take a keyboarding class, you type like my kids,” one person on Twitter joked. Another wrote, “You've no idea Sir, how as a trained touch typist, it pains me to see a beautiful old typewriter not used properly.”
Others pointed out that his use of a manual typewriter is more environmentally friendly than using an electric laptop.
“No one is getting it are they? William is using a manual (non electric) typewriter instead of a laptop that consumes energy and therefore isn't environmentally friendly. Good for you William,” one Twitter user wrote.
The new book, coming out September 30, aims to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet. It aims to discover the best solutions to save the environment from climate change.
The book is co-authored by Colin Butfield, former executive director at WWF, and multi-award-winning producer, director Jonnie Hughes.