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Prince Charles Just Shared How Proud He Is of Prince William and Prince Harry

The Prince of Wales gave a speech at the opening reception of the International Wildlife Trade Conference in London.
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On October 10, Prince William and Prince Harry attended the opening reception of the International Wildlife Trade Conference at St. James's Palace. But before the Duke of Cambridge could give the night's key note address, his father had to brag on him a bit.

Prince Charles was not present at the event, but he gave a speech over video about how "proud" he is of his two boys and the work they are doing to end the illegal wildlife trade.

"I can only say here how proud I am of the role my elder son, William, has played as a leader in this area, helping to raise the issue higher up the global agenda, including working with the Chinese Government on the introduction of the ivory ban," Charles said, according to ITV's Lizzie Robinson.

He then continued, praising his other son's efforts as well. "And for more than a decade, my younger son, Harry, has been engaging communities across Africa in order to try and help build a sustainable future for people and wildlife."

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Earlier that day, William launched a global task force, in which financial organizations agreed that they "will not knowingly facilitate or tolerate financial flows that are derived from [illegal wildlife trade or IWT] and associated corruption."

“This is a global summit because the urgent challenge of the illegal wildlife trade is one we face as a global community," William said, officially opening the summit. "We cannot afford for the fight to end wildlife crime to be a priority solely for conservationists any more. It is an issue for us all."

Watch his full speech below:


*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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