Prince William and William Shatner engage in public feud over Shatner's space exhibition

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The William's are going to head to head in what is being called a 'polite fued' between two household names.

Following William Shatner's historic trip to space last week, future King Prince William took a jab at the 90-year-old in a interview about climate change.

Without mentioning names, Prince William criticized billionaires focused on space tourism in an interview with the BBC, saying they should invest more time and money in saving Earth. Bezos, SpaceX boss Elon Musk and Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson are all taking tourists to space.

William Shatner has retaliated saying that Prince William has "got the wrong idea" and is "missing the point" about space tourism.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Shatner said:

He's a lovely, gentle, educated man, but he's got the wrong idea,

"The idea here is not to go, 'Yeah, look at me. I'm in space,'" Shatner added, claiming that trips such as his represent a "baby step" toward relocating polluting industries to space.

The 90-year-old Star Trek actor said that a power generating base could be constructed 250 miles above the Earth and used to supply homes and businesses below. "The prince is missing the point," he added.

"All it needs is... somebody as rich as Jeff Bezos [to say], 'Let's go up there.'"