By Lauren Hughes published
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have frequently championed environmental causes, so it comes as no surprise that the Duke of Sussex would be working on something special to celebrate Earth Day 2021.
- Prince Harry has narrated a special video for earth day, sharing a tribute to Prince Philip alongside the video.
- The Duke of Sussex partnered with African Parks, a conservation nonprofit organization, to create a video centered on the importance of protecting parks and wildlife across Africa.
- In other royal news, The Duchess of Cambridge stuns in an elegant coat dress for her first royal engagement after Prince Philip's funeral.
In the beautifully shot video, which is called Hope Starts Here, Harry tells listeners about the background of African Parks and how they are working to safeguard Africa's biodiversity.
"These vital landscapes are helping to safeguard Africa's biodiversity, serving as a foundation for a healthy planet and delivering benefits to hundreds of thousands of people," Harry reads. The Duke of Sussex has been president of the organization since 2017.
Harry released a statement alongside the video with a touching tribute to his late grandfather Prince Philip and his "legacy" of environmental work.
The statement read, "As we now begin to move towards an era of global recovery and regeneration, it's critical that we continue to look at the strengthening and protecting of biodiversity, not just as a value we hold - but as a responsibility that is vital to our way of life.
"On this Earth Day, I reflect on the generations of conservation champions, including my late grandfather, and feel proud and energised to continue doing my part in this legacy.
"This year especially, I join the incredible African Parks team and communities around the world in shared dedication to our environment and collective well-being."
African Parks was founded in 2000 and the Duke of Sussex became involved with the charity in 2016 for the 500 elephants' initiative, which incredibly relocated 500 elephants to a new home in Malawi.
Lauren is deputy editor at woman&home.com in the UK and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren has worked on the woman&home brand for four years. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine. After starting out working for a local paper in Yorkshire, her journalism career took her to Bristol where she hunted out stories for national papers and magazines at Medavia news agency, before landing a job in London working as a lifestyle assistant.
Lauren loves helping people share their stories, bringing experiences to life online, honing her interview techniques with everyone from authors to celebrities, headteachers to local heroes. As well as having a good nose for a story, Lauren has a passion for the English language and years of experience optimizing digital content to reach the widest audience possible. During her time at w&h, Lauren has worked on big brand campaigns like the Amazing Women Awards and assisted in developing w&h expert-approved Buyer's Guides—the place to go if you're looking to splash out on an important purchase and want some trusted advice. In addition to her journalism career, Lauren also has a background in copywriting for prestigious brands such as Inhabit Hotel, eco-development K'in in Tulum, social enterprise The Goldfinger Factory and leading London architect Holland Harvey, using language in all its glorious forms, from detailed guidebooks to snappy social content.
A big fan of adventure, Lauren is also a keen travel writer and loves sharing tips on where to find the best places to eat, drink, and be merry off the beaten track. Lauren has written a series of travel guides for London hotels and loves sharing her insights into a destination's cultural and culinary offerings. If you need a recommendation on any UK destination, she's more than happy to help. At the weekend, you'll usually find her hanging out with her pet cat (or anyone else's pet she can get her hands on), escaping to the countryside, or devouring a good book.
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