Buckingham Palace reveals exciting new role for Prince William

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Buckingham Palace has revealed an exciting new role for Prince William.

  • Prince William has received two exciting new roles from the Queen and the Duke Edinburgh.
  • Buckingham Palace confirmed the lovely news earlier today before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to social media to speak out on the news.
  • In other royal news, Princess Eugenie revealed the adorable nickname she has for mum Sarah, Duchess of York.

Buckingham Palace has revealed that Prince William has been given two exciting new roles by the royal family.

Announcing the news in a press release, Buckingham Palace revealed that the Duke of Cambridge has been given to exciting new patronages by his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Today The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of two wildlife conservation charities, handed to His Royal Highness by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh,’ wrote Buckingham Palace in a statement.

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Pointing out the relationship between the Prince’s new patronges and his ongoing work for the environment, the statement continued, ‘The new patronages, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), align with The Duke of Cambridge’s longstanding work around conservation and support for communities protecting their natural environment for future generations.’

Giving a background to the new patronages, Buckingham Palace explained Fauna & Flora International (FFI), which the Queen has been patron to for nearly seven decades, is the ‘world’s oldest international wildlife conservation organisation’.

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FFI focuses on protecting biodiversity,’ they went on, ‘which underpins healthy ecosystems and is critical for the life-support systems that humans and all other species rely on. It protects threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and that enhance human well-being.

‘Operating in more than 40 countries worldwide, FFI is also a founding member of United for Wildlife, and was recently announced as Global Alliance Partner of The Earthshot Prize [which was recently set up by Prince William and Sir David Attenborough].

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The British Trust for Ornithology aims to empower communities to protect local bird species and their natural habitats in order to ensure they are preserved for generations to come, whilst also working to promote the benefits of the natural world on our health and wellbeing,’ added Buckingham Palace of the Prince’s second new patronage. ‘Through its network of volunteers, the BTO gathers data to build upon our understanding of the natural world, providing a solid evidence base that supports informed decision-making and conservation action.

‘The Duke of Edinburgh has been Patron of the BTO for over thirty years, and is a lifelong ornithology enthusiast. His Royal Highness’ interest was first sparked in 1956 while travelling in the Royal Yacht Britannia between New Zealand and Antarctica, where The Duke began to identify and photograph the seabirds native to the region.

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