Kensington Palace announced the trip on Twitter. “The private working trip is being made as Unite for Wildlife President and Tusk Patron ahead of the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London,” read the post. It ended with the hashtag “#EndWildlifeCrime.”
The Illegal Wildlife Conference took place in October 2018 in London. Many important people and world leaders attended, including the Presidents of Botswana, Gabon, Uganda and Kenya. William gave a speech to the gathered delegates about the problems surrounding conservation.
“It is heartening to see so many of you here today, united by our common desire to end the illegal wildlife trade,” William said. “I have just returned from a visit to Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya. I saw some tremendous work being done to [tackle] the trade and keep animals as safe as possible in their natural habitat.”