There’s nothing like a little reminiscing, particularly where the royals are concerned. So when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launched their very own personal Instagram account in April, it was safe to say we were ecstatic with the knowledge that we were about to see a lot more of the golden couple’s history.
And only days after launching, the new account is already providing the goods, sharing a rare, never-before-seen picture of the royals in their early days of courting. The new picture came about following Harry’s attendance at the Our Planet premiere at the Natural History Museum, which he attended on April 4 with Prince Charles and Prince William.
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The Duke of Sussex attends the ‘Our Planet’ premiere at the Natural History Museum with The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge, lending their joint support for the protection of our environment. As president of @africanparksnetwork, The Duke of Sussex continues to advocate for the communities and wildlife that coexist in some of the most vulnerable environments around the world. Be it human wildlife conflict or natural disasters, these communities (park rangers, school children, families) are on the frontline of conservation and we must do more to help them as we also work to safeguard the animals and landscapes that are in critical danger. A few recent photos that look back on: Prince Harry’s long time commitment to this cause as well as a glimpse into the work he and The Duchess of Sussex did in 2017. Their Royal Highnesses travelled to Botswana to assist Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders in equipping a bull elephant with a satellite collar. Approximately 100 elephants are poached/killed every day for their ivory tusks. Using satellite technology allows conservationists to track their critical migratory patterns and to protect them and the local communities from human wildlife conflict. The elephant pictured was sedated for just 10 minutes before he was up and back with his herd. Tracking his movements has allowed conservationists to better protect him and other elephants and ensure heightened protection for these beautiful creatures moving forward. Photo credit: PA, Image 1
The event was held to support the protection of the environment — something both Harry and Meghan are passionate about. Harry, who is president of the African Parks Network, has proved this by visiting Africa several times, and one such time was with Meghan.
In 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Botswana where they worked with Elephants Without Borders and equipped a bull elephant with a satellite collar. An incredible picture from the trip was shared on the new Instagram page, and it’s safe to say we’re enthralled. In the image, an elephant is seen being helped by the royals, with a caption explaining: “The elephant pictured was sedated for just 10 minutes before he was up and back with his herd.”
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#update TB in August 2017 Harry& Meghan were spotted arriving in southern Africa for a romantic holiday to celebrate her 36th birthday; one of their unofficial appearances that time! Tonight they first released one of the things they were doing on their journey to Botswana: Helping 🐘 one of the most endangered species! 😭 This couple has just get started with their amazing work as a team!! No wonder an own official page was very likely the consequence! I love this! My heart is full! 📸 second: @sussexroyal
The post also discussed conservation as a whole, saying “Be it human wildlife conflict or natural disasters, these communities (park rangers, school children, families) are on the front line of conservation and we must do more to help them as we also work to safeguard the animals and landscapes that are in critical danger.”
Prince Harry and Meghan visited the continent together in 2017 to celebrate Meghan’s 36th birthday, about a year into their relationship. In photos published by The Sun, the pair were seen arriving with their arms around each other.
At the time, rumors were spreading that Harry would propose to Meghan, ahead of his own 33rd birthday in September. “Harry has been planning this vacation for a long time. He’s made the trip incredibly romantic. They’ll go on boats across the lake, walk in the bush at dawn, and camp under the stars,” a source told the publication at the time.
Explaining that the trip was Meghan’s first ever safari, the source said Meghan was “super excited about their holiday together and to see Africa though Harry’s eyes.” Just a few months later, the couple became engaged — although not quite in the romantic setting of under Africa’s stars.
Speaking to the BBC, Meghan revealed the engagement came about on a “cozy night” with roast chicken! “What we were doing was just roasting chicken. It was just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee.”
Harry’s passion for the environment was evident during his evening at the Natural History Museum this week. And it was a true boys night out, with William and Charles joining the redheaded royal in swanky suits as they attended the premiere of the new Netflix documentary.
Meeting the documentary maker himself, Sir David Attenborough, the royals were a true sight to behold. With all of these pictures in mind, we’re excited to see more of Harry’s passion for the environment!
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