Pierre Casiraghi becomes 'Captain Papaya' in Beatrice Borromeo's new children's book
The book tells the story of the Atlantic crossing of the son of Caroline of Monaco together with Greta Thunberg. The book is titled “Capitan Papaia e Greta, la piccola guerriera que voleva traversare l’oceano” (Captain Papaya and Greta, the little warrior who wanted to cross the ocean) and tells of the journey made by her husband and activist Greta Thunberg from the United Kingdom to the United States on board the sailing yacht Malizia II to participate in the United Nations climate summit being held in New York.
According to the 24 Ore Cultura publishing house, this is a story for “children to understand the importance of respect for the environment through a tale” of the Monegasque prince and the Swedish ecologist who managed to make a journey of more than 6,000 kilometres with zero emissions to send a message to the world – to protect the environment and use resources sustainably. The book also features Pierre and Beatrice’s children, Stefano and Francesco, to whom their father, Captain Papaia in the fiction, must explain the reasons for their adventure and why he will be away for a while.
Pierre Casiraghi has always been a strong supporter of environmental causes, but last year he surprised us by embarking on a very unusual challenge for a royal. Together with his racing partner Boris Herrman, he took the controls of his yacht to take Greta Thunberg from the British port of Plymouth to the UN climate summit in New York where her participation was expected. “I think it’s important to raise awareness about environmental issues, it affects all of us here on earth. The members of the Malizia team are proud to have fulfilled this task,” said the son of Carolina de Monaco in an interview with Il Corriere della Sera. After two weeks of struggling with bad weather and the difficulties of sailing, the team landed with the emotion of being able to shout: “Mission accomplished!