Prince William to visit Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia next week


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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, will visit Namibia, Tanzania, and Kenya from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th September. 

A spokesman for Kensington Palace said that this would primarily be a private official trip for the Duke, although he would be attending some functions on behalf of the Government during his trip. 

The main reason for the visits is connected with Prince William’s work as President of the umbrella organization United for Wildlife and the Tusk Trust. 

The visit also falls prior to the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London on the 10th & 11th October. 

According to a report, Prince William’s Africa trip to focus on poaching fight. Britain’s Prince William will fight the scourge of poaching on his trip to Africa later this month as he is “deeply saddened” by the elephant, rhino and pangolin who have been illegally slaughtered for their tusks. 

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has long had a soft spot for the African continent and plans to return for a tour of Kenya, Namibia, and Tanzania.

The Inquisitr reports that During that tour, the Duke will address major issues that face the continent, most importantly, the horrific poaching of rhinos, elephants, and pangolins. 

The Inquisitr reveals the main purpose of the duke’s visit: It will concern the fight against illegal wildlife trade. 

British Kensington Palace issued an official statement regarding his trip: “The private working trip is being made as United for Wildlife President and Tusk Organisation Patron ahead of the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London.”

In Tanzania, Prince Williams, will visit the port of Dar es Salaam to see the work being done on the ground on stopping the combat the illegal wildlife trade which is depleting animal numbers in the wild to levels where in some cases the fluffy toys he may well be given for his children will just be memories of animals extinct in the wild when they are his age. 

He will also spend time with President John Magufuli to discuss the work Tanzania is doing to thwart illegal trafficking, reads the Newspaper Royal center.