Prince Harry not bothered if conservation appeal sounds 'hippy'

Elias Hubbard
October 3, 2019

We are pleased to announce that today The Duke of Sussex is guest-editing the @NatGeo Instagram account!

This partnership celebrates the beauty and significant environmental importance of conservation, as two more national parks are created as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy campaign, during Prince Harry's royal tour in Southern Africa. Post images of the trees in your local community using the hashtag #LookingUp. I can't wait to see what you see when you're #LookingUp " ••• His Royal Highness is now on an official tour to further the Queens Commonwealth Canopy, which was launched in 2015. Now, nearly 50 countries are taking part and have dedicated indigenous forests for conservation and committed to planting millions of new trees to help combat climate change.

The Duke of Sussex had left the duchess and their four-month-old son Archie in Cape Town, where on Saturday Meghan met with a group of female activists, to visit Botswana, Angola and Malawi. Post your images of trees, add the #lookingup, and at the end of the day, The Duke will share a selection of the most handsome images that you post from across the world on @sussexroyal Instagram stories. If we interfere with it, rather than work with it, the system will break down'. Now, nearly 50 countries are taking part and have dedicated indigenous forests for conservation and committed to planting millions of new trees to help combat climate change.

The Duke of Sussex visited Nalikule College of Education, where his wife Meghan Markle joined in the conversation via a Skype call from South Africa.

HRDC member MacDonald Sembereka told dpa they were not against Harry meeting Mutharika, as has been implied in some media headlines, but that he should also "court" civil society representatives in order to "have a full picture of the post-electoral impasse and see ways in which the British government can intervene".

Harry was inspired to take on this new initiative from the work he does on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The Prince has launched 15 of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) projects across the world since it began in 2015, when Commonwealth countries were invited to submit areas of greenery or plant trees to preserve in the monarch's name, with nearly 50 countries taking part. Almost 50 countries have already joined and indigenous forest for conservation, or have committed to planting millions of new trees to help combat climate change.

Harry has launched 15 QCC projects across the world including in the Caribbean, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Tonga.

During Harry's tour, there will be two other national parks committing to the project, as well as tree planting with schoolchildren in Botswana.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Malawi says that children who don't get the opportunity to go to secondary school can become victims of child labour, violence, exploitation and early marriage in the poverty-stricken former British colony.

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