The Prince of Wales wore a tuxedo, bow tie and poppy as he stepped out at Hampton Court Palace to attend the 10th annual Tusk Conservation Awards. Prince William, who has been involved with the charity since 2005, also delivered a keynote speech at the event.
The Duke of Cambridge said: “We must remain focused on investing in nature and the environment, protecting it for future generations.
“We must not pass on the baton to our children and grandchildren, apologising for our lack of collective action.”
Fans of the Royal Family took to social media to thank the father-of-three for his work.
One user, operating under the handle @BillyDouglass7, wrote: “It was a marvellous and thoughtful speech from a wonderful man, who will be a great King.”
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Another user, @lovefamilywales, added: “Love these happy pictures.
“Congratulations to the finalists and winners.”
Another Twitter user appeared to thank the Prince of Wales for paying attention to conservation in Africa.
They said: “This is important work. Thank you for recognising it and spreading the word.”
Following William’s appearance at the event, the Prince and Princess of Wales’ official Twitter account shared snaps from the event.
It showed the Duke shaking hands and handing trophies to winners and finalists.
The post was accompanied with a caption which said: “The Tusk Awards celebrates the truly remarkable people working on the frontline of conservation in Africa.
“The commitment, innovation and courage they show is deeply humbling.
“Finalists, winners and Tusk alumni, you are nature’s guardians – thank you for everything you do.”
Prince William’s appearance in South West London comes after the Cambridges took a brief break during their children’s half-term holiday.