14/08/2014 12:47 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Prince Charles Says Being A Grandad Will Make Him Feel Old

Prince Charles opens up about Kate and William's baby

Prince Charles has talked of his excitement at becoming a grandad to Kate and William's first child, due in July.

The Radio Times reports that the proud prince regards impending grandfatherhood as a 'lovely thought' and that he looks forward 'enormously' to the relationship he will have with his first grandchild.

He also admits that the prospect of becoming a grandfather did make him feel old and confessed he was worried about the world the baby would grow up in.

"We need to think about the future, we need to think what kind of world we're handing on to our successors," he said. "If you think of it in those terms it should make us reflect on the way we do things so we don't ruin it for them."

"That's why it's so important to work in harmony with nature rather than thinking we can somehow ignore, dominate, separate ourselves from nature, because unless we pay our respect to nature, she's a great deal more powerful than we are," he warned.

The Prince made his comments as he guest edited a special 25th anniversary edition of the BBC1 show Countryfile.