Harry and Meghan share never-before-seen photo from Botswana trip

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The Duke and Duchess haven’t let fans down with their new Instagram account, sharing a new photo or photo series every day since it went live earlier this week.

And their latest post is no exception, showing a collection of photos of the couple partaking in activities related to one of their shared interests, conservation.

Adorably, one photo shared shows Harry and Meghan on one of their many visits to Botswana, helping non-profit organisation Elephants Without Borders. The picture, which is previously unseen, dates back to 2017, when the now-married couple were still dating - sweet!

In the photo, Harry and Meghan are seen fitting an elephant with a satellite collar, which allows conservationists to track their movements and migratory patterns to protect them from poachers.

See the image HERE.

The caption reads, ‘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.’

In the post, the couple also shared a short video of the elephant getting back up after Harry and Meghan had fitted the collar.

Fans have praised the royal couple on their continued efforts to protect endangered wildlife, with one follower commenting, ‘So proud of your commitment to both of you. You have a big heart.’

Another added, ‘Loving these stories and gives a proper insight in the HRH’s work. Thank you posting these. Refreshing!’

One Instagram user joked about Meghan and Harry’s ‘elephant wrestling holiday’, writing, ‘It takes a very special woman, to fall in love with a man that takes her elephant wrestling, on their first long holiday :).’

It's thought that the candid image, from the couple's own personal photo albums, was taken on their second or third trip to Botswana.

It's a special place for Prince Harry, and during the couple's engagement interview, he revealed that he took Meghan to the African country just weeks after they first met.

The Duke said, "Maybe four weeks later, I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana. And we camped out with each other under the stars, we spent - she came and joined me for five days out there - which was absolutely fantastic. So then we were really by ourselves. Which I think, which was crucial to me to make sure we had a chance to get to know each other."

Other images in the Instagram series include a black and white photo of Harry alongside Prince William, Prince Charles and Sir David Attenborough at the Natural History Museum last night (Thursday), as they attended the premier of the new Netflix show Our Planet.

Isa Jaward

Isa Jaward is a journalist from London who has written for the likes of Time Out, The Guardian and Music Week.