The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a secret engagement on Tuesday evening. The royal couple attended a commemorative dinner at Kensington Palace with the African Parks Network, of which Prince Harry is President- and before that, the Duke had a meeting with the organization at Buckingham Palace. The notice read: “The Duke of Sussex, President, African Parks Network, and The Duchess of Sussex this evening attended a Commemorative Dinner at Kensington Palace.”
African Parks is a conservation NGO, which was founded back in 2000, whose goal is to manage national parks and protects on behalf of governments and in collaboration with local communities across Africa. Harry’s first experience with the group was in 2016. Back then he served as an integral member of the team, carrying out one of the largest elephant translocations in history.
It’s thought that the media won’t get any photographed from the private event. Prince Harry was made President of the association in December 2017, with a statement that read: “Prince Harry has had a long history supporting conservation and humanitarian efforts across Africa. He is extremely passionate, committed and knowledgeable about the issues, and is a force for conservation not just for Africa but for the world.”
The news came as the royal family celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday on Wednesday- which will end with a formal dinner at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen. Besides his children and their wives, the guest list will also include the likes of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.