The Duke of Cambridge spoke about the current rush for space travel in an interview with the BBC’s Newscast podcast, which aired on Thursday.
He said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.”
William, a former air ambulance helicopter pilot, stated that he had “absolutely no interest” in going as high as space.
He also expressed concerns over the environmental impact of space tourism, adding that there was a “fundamental question” over the carbon cost of space flights.
Bezos isn’t the only wealthy entrepreneur to make the leap into space travel recently.
Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are all expected to continue on in their push to promote space tourism.
The father-of-three emphasized his desire to ensure that his own children and future generations won’t have to worry about repairing the Earth, adding that it would be an “absolute disaster” if his son, Prince George, were to be talking about saving the planet in 30 years’ time.