This is lovely.
The couple made news today however as Prince Harry took to their Instagram page, SussexRoyal, to mark World Elephant Day, posting a series of never-before-seen photos from their trip to Africa.
Unsurprisingly, the public reaction to the photos was extremely positive, with people in particular loving the photo of Meghan’s hands holding an elephant trunk.
‘Today is #WorldElephantDay and we are pleased to announce that since we followed our friends at @ElephantswithoutBorders (EWB) on Instagram in July, when we were celebrating the environment, you and our friend @TheEllenFund (@TheEllenShow) have spread the word’, read the Instagram caption.
‘Two years ago on World Elephant Day, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Dr Chase to help in this conservation effort,’ the post continued, going on to post a few words from Mike and his partner Kelly at Elephants Without Borders.
‘Today is a day to honor and celebrate the majestic elephant and to make a strong stand for conserving and protecting one of the world’s most beloved animals,’ the statement reads. ‘Elephants are intelligent, sentient beings capable of emotions from joy to grief. They are “environmental engineers,” a key-stone umbrella species, and the fight to save them is in effect, a fight to save entire ecosystems and all wildlife.’
‘Today elephants are facing many challenges; habitat loss and competition for resources creates conflict with humans, climate change and fires destroy much needed resources and poaching for the demand of ivory makes elephants bigger targets than ever.’
This post comes in a series of photo uploads paying tribute to different charities.
Keep up the good work Harry and Meghan!
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