The Sky News host had her guests snickering after she introduced one of her panellists with the wrong name at the beginning of the interview. Kay Burley invited academic James Woudhuysen and environmental activist Claire Farrell to discuss Prince Harry‘s decision to only have two children with wife Meghan Markle to “limit their impact on the environment.” But despite introducing both guests with the right name, Ms Burley later got confused over Ms Farrell’s given name.
The Sky News presenter said: “The Duke of Sussex says he and Meghan plan to have two children at the most to limit their impact on the environment.
“Their plans were revealed in an interview with conservationist Jane Goodall for Vogue magazine, which was guest-edited this month by his wife. Do we all need to make drastic lifestyle changes to combat global warning?
“Joining us to discuss that in more details is James Woudhuysen, professor of forecasting and innovation, and Claire Farrell, who is a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion.
“Jill, to you first of all, do we need to change and change quickly?”
After Prof Woudhuysen attempted to kick off the conversation, Ms Burley intervened: “I think I said James, sorry, let Jill come in to start. Forgive me.”
With the camera moving to focus on Ms Farrell, the environmental activist pointed out her name is Claire – causing the Sky News host to apologise: “I do beg your pardon, Claire. Completely my mistake. Shall we start again? Claire, to you first of all.”
Following a couple of seconds of laughter among the group, Ms Farrell was finally able to give her response: “The time for personal lifestyle changes alone to deal with this problem is totally over.
“It’s a lie to believe you can change the course that we are on by shopping differently or just by insulating your home or not flying. Of course, all those things need to happen but we need massive systemic change.”
“But I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children.”
As Dr Goodall worried about the worldwide population growth, she warned Harry not to have “too many” babies.
Prince Harry replied: “Two, maximum!”
He added: “But I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed.
“And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation.”