The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently shared a series of photos taken from their trip to Africa on their official Instagram account. The photos were posted on Monday, as a way of celebrating World Elephant Day.
And among the photos, there is one previously unseen picture of Meghan tending to an elephant. The beautiful shot is of the Duchess with her hands wrapped around the animal’s trunk as she helped with the conservation work.
The photo is adored by fans, as it shows the gentle side of the Duchess and all the work she is doing, together with Prince Harry, to save the planet.
In the comments section, one follower wrote: “Harry and Meghan, you are both a great example of the change we all want to see in the world. You two inspire us to be as well. Thank you.”
Another added: “Love the way you are working.”
Other photos include one in which we see Harry wearing a cap, khaki shirt, and shorts while walking towards an elephant. There were lots of close-up shots of elephants, which were either taken by the royal couple or Elephants With Borders workers, Dr Mike Chase and Kelly Landen, nonetheless, the quality of the photos show that the royal couple is quite skilled with a camera.
The post was accompanied by a long caption, in which the royal couple revealed some happy news about elephant charity Elephants Without Borders, who they followed in July to help promote environmental awareness.
They wrote: “Today is #World Elephant Day 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 and EWB has been able to help protect 25 elephants by fitting them with satellite navigation collars!”
With the help of these collars, it will be easier for the team to track the elephants, allowing the elephants to roam more freely.
Harry and Meghan also revealed that Ellen DeGeneres has put a huge effort in helping this cause. So in honour of her, the charity has named one of the recently collared elephants after the chat show host.
Back in 2017, Harry and Meghan went to Botswana and worked with Elephants Without Borders, and at the time they shared photos of Instagram of their work. Harry as cooperated closely with Africa Parks as well, having helped in their 500 Elephants relocation project, where he spent three weeks in Malawi as he helped translocate elephants into safe environments.
Prince William is also a huge supporter of all the charities that work on protecting the elephants, supporting charities such as Tusk Trust, which he is a patron of, which is a British organization that works to protect African wildlife, including African elephants.