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Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Meghan and Harry share unseen photos from trip to Africa

They visited two years ago

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared photos from a private trip to Africa.

Meghan and Harry jetted off to the continent two years ago on World Elephant Day.

The royal couple released six images from their trip, including one of Harry walking towards an elephant while holding some equipment.

Two years ago on World Elephant Day, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Dr Chase to help in this conservation effort.
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🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 Today is #WorldElephantDay and we are pleased to announce that since we followed our friends at @ElephantswithoutBorders (EWB) on Instagram in July, when we were celebrating the environment, you and our friend @TheEllenFund (@TheEllenShow) have spread the word and EWB have been able to help protect 25 elephants by fitting them with satellite navigation collars! These collars allow the team at EWB to track the elephants, as well as to learn their essential migratory patterns to keep their corridors safe and open so future generations of elephants can roam freely. In honour of this amazing support, EWB have named their most recently collared Elephant...ELLEN! We can’t wait to see where she will go! 🐘 Two years ago on World Elephant Day, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Dr Chase to help in this conservation effort. Below, a few words from Mike and his partner Kelly at EWB: • ‘Today is a day to honor and celebrate the majestic elephant and to make a strong stand for conserving and protecting one of the world’s most beloved animals. elephants are intelligent, sentient beings capable of emotions from joy to grief. They are ‘environmental engineers,’ a key-stone umbrella species, and the fight to save them is in effect, a fight to save entire ecosystems and all wildlife. Today elephants are facing many challenges; habitat loss and competition for resources creates conflict with humans, climate change and fires destroy much needed resources and poaching for the demand of ivory makes elephants bigger targets than ever. African elephants are especially prone to human-wildlife conflict because of their large home ranges. Finding, preserving and creating elephant corridors is therefore of great importance in helping to maintain habitats suitable for movement and minimising human-elephant conflict. Corridors are a mitigation technique to better the livelihoods of local communities and the elephants themselves, by providing environment and ample space for wildlife to navigate from one habitat patch to another, without affecting the livelihoods of communities.’ • EWB - Dr Mike Chase, Ms Kelly Landen . 📸 by DOS © SussexRoyal Additional photos: EWB

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Another picture appears to show Meghan's hand holding an elephant's trunk.

The others showed the animals walking around and playing in the water.

The post was captioned: "Two years ago on World Elephant Day, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Dr Chase to help in this conservation effort. Below, a few words from Mike and his partner Kelly at EWB:

"'Today is a day to honor and celebrate the majestic elephant and to make a strong stand for conserving and protecting one of the world’s most beloved animals.'"

Harry and Meghan visited Africa two years ago (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Fans gushed over the stunning pictures.

One person said: "Harry and Meghan you both are a great example of the change we all want to see in the world. You two inspire us to be as well."

Another wrote: "Photos by the Duchess, this is incredible," while a third added: "These photos are beautiful!"

Later this year, Meghan and Harry will return to Africa for a royal tour.

The royal couple will continue Harry's late mum Princess Diana's fight against land mines during their overseas trip.

Later this year, Meghan and Harry will return to Africa for a royal tour (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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Harry and Meghan will travel to Angola as part of their Autumn tour to carry on Diana's charitable legacy with the HALO Trust, an organisation which removes debris left behind by war, in particular land mines.

Meghan and Harry's tour will also include a visit to South Africa and Malawi.

The couple will visit Malawi as part of the Prince's hopes of expanding the work of his Sentebale charity.

It's been reported that palace aides are checking whether it's safe for Meghan and Harry to bring their baby son Archie, who was born in May, on the trip.

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