This is incredibly brave!
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The new father gave a speech during the event, and at one point joked that his baby boy Prince George could out roar any lion in the jungle!
"As you might have gathered, Catherine and I have recently become proud parents — of a baby who has a voice to match any lion's roar! This is actually our first evening out without him, so please excuse us if you see us nervously casting cheeky glances at our mobile phone to check all is well back home."
We don't blame them for being worried parents! It must be SO hard to leave their little one alone even for one night!
Prince William went on to discuss the insane amount of elephants killed every year for their ivory tusks, and how the children of today are in real danger of living in a future world where elephants and rhinoceroses are extinct!
Here's what he said:
"Like any new parents, our thoughts inevitably turn to the world that our child will inherit. It is unfathomable to imagine a world in which children who have been born in the past couple of months may grow up in a world in which rhinoceros have ceased to live in the wild. The possibility of extinction is bad enough for one of our children growing up here in the West, who never experience the magic of seeing a rhino; or even for my own little George, who Catherine and I very much hope to introduce to east Africa — a place we know and love — in the fullness of time. But for a child growing up in Africa and whose birthright and economic inheritance these creatures are. It is nothing more than immoral that he or she may never experience what his parents and grandparents knew and treasured."
That seriously just brought tears to our eyes! What an inspiring speech! Go, Prince William!
Prince George is so lucky to have such amazing parents!
And the parents are so lucky to have such a cute and precious little boy!
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