Good Wills HUNT­ING!

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Royal Update -

On a week-long solo visit to Africa, Wil­liam quipped that he was de­lighted to be get­ting a “few good un­in­ter­rupted nights” of sleep away from his three chil­dren, adding that his wife Kate was “im­mensely jeal­ous” of the trip.

A pas­sion­ate ad­vo­cate for an­i­mals, the prince toured Namibia, Tan­za­nia and Kenya to draw at­ten­tion to the il­le­gal wildlife trade and pro­mote anti-poach­ing mea­sures. “This is an is­sue very close to my heart,” Wil­liam an­nounced in a speech in Wind­hoek, where he lamented fig­ures that show a rhino is killed for its horn ev­ery seven hours.

In Namibia, the prince awoke at 5am to look for rare black rhino in the wild, fi­nally find­ing one of the crit­i­cally en­dan­gered crea­tures af­ter five hours of search­ing. He had more luck at Tan­za­nia’s Mko­mazi Na­tional Park, where he even fed one of the re­serve’s 50 rhi­nos from his 4WD.

In Kenya, Wil­liam met a lo­cal soc­cer team and hugged a player who was named af­ter him. The coun­try is a spe­cial place for the prince, who pro­posed to Kate in Kenya in 2010 af­ter seven years of on-off ro­mance.

A rhino ac­cepts a treat from the fu­ture king in a Tan­za­nian wildlife park.

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