Let’s Check In on William’s Trip to Namibia & Tanzania

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The Duke of Cambridge is in the midst of a “private, working visit” to Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya to meet with government officials and learn more about conservation efforts ahead of an upcoming conference in the UK.

Because this isn’t an official tour, details of the logistics, much less photos, have been inconsistent at best. William is there in his capacity as patron of Tusk and the United for Wildlife. We do know that William met with Namibia’s Vice President, Nangolo Mbumba, to discuss cross-border anti-poaching efforts. We also know that he attended a reception there on Tuesday evening, during which he noted that the Duchess of Cambridge is very “jealous” to be missing this trek.

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I’m sorry she’s missing it, too. I would love to see William and Kate make a joint trip to Kenya at some point given that we know it was the site of their engagement back in 2010.

He also made a few dad jokes about welcoming the trip so he could get a good night’s sleep away from Prince Louis. Kensington Palace shared a brief video of his remarks from the reception:

Yesterday, HRH made an early morning of it by setting out on a hike at 5 am with a group of rhino trackers working with the Kunene People’s Park Initiative. The photos shared by KP were gorgeous:

The day ended with William in Tanzania, picking up the second leg of his trip. He was at a reception with the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam last night and met with Tanzania’s president, Dr John Magufuli. Today, thus far, he is meeting with various conservation groups, but we’ll follow up with more of those details – and the Kenyan leg of his trip – in a few days.