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Prince Harry Takes Over National Geographic's Instagram, Posts About Trees

Prince Harry is urging you to look up.

The Duke of Sussex has taken over National Geographic's Instagram page, raising awareness about the "vital role trees play in the Earth's ecosystem".

Sharing a photo of himself lying on the ground to take a photo of a Baobab tree in Malawi, the royal encouraged others to share their photos of trees using the hashtag #lookingup.

It's "an opportunity for all of us to take a moment" and "to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings", he said.

"I can't wait to see what you see when you're #LookingUp," he added.

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Harry also posted photos from National Geographic photographers Peter Essick and Simon Roberts.

Speaking from Malawi, where he is on a royal tour, the royal urged the public to accept human-caused climate change.

"I think we need to appreciate that we are the one problem," he said.

"We are literally driving ourselves to extinction. I know people have said that before, and it's a bit of a narrative being covered across the globe at the moment, but there are so many problems, and a vast majority of them -- the root cause of that is what we're doing to the planet.

"I think it's becoming more and more obvious that actually ecosystems across the world are under massive threat."

During his time in Africa, Harry also followed in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, in her work on clearing land mines in Angola.

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