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Princes join Bond on YouTube film


Harrison Ford is among those who appear with the animated frog

Princes Charles, William and Harry are to star with James Bond star Daniel Craig in a YouTube film promoting environmental protection.

The 90-second film for the Prince's Rainforest Project also features the Dalai Lama, actor Harrison Ford, singer Joss Stone and footballer Pele.

The film which will go out on several websites shows William and Harry urging the planet to be saved "for all of us".

Prince Charles said the web could bring "change on a vitally important issue".

Ford, star of Indiana Jones and Star Wars, said he believed it was "our moral responsibility to protect the environment."

"What happens in the rainforest has an immediate and powerful effect on our lives," he said.

Royal spokesman Paddy Harverson said the film was "unprecedented" for Charles.

One of the internet's strengths is that it can enable diverse communities to come together
Prince Charles

It features the royals alongside a digitally-rendered frog urging action to protect the world's rainforests.

During the past 18 months, Charles has been increasingly vocal in his calls to prevent deforestation and halt climate change.

He said he wanted to build an "online community to call, from the bottom up, for urgent action to protect the rainforests, without which we will most certainly lose the battle against catastrophic climate change".

He added: "One of the internet's strengths is that it can enable diverse communities to come together to ensure that everybody's views and actions can really be made to count."

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