Prince Harry narrated a special video for Earth Day and included a touching tribute to Prince Philip

Prince Harry has worked with nonprofit organization African Parks on a video to highlight the importance on protecting our planet for Earth Day 2021

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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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.

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. 

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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.

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