Prince William’s Vietnam trip
Prince William is planning a solo trip to Vietnam.
The Duke of Cambridge – who has two children with his wife Duchess Catherine – will travel to Hanoi next month to attend the International Wildlife Trade Conference on November 16 and 17.
Details of William’s trip to Vietnam were announced on Kensington Palace’s Twitter page.
A series of tweets stated: “The Duke of Cambridge will visit Hanoi, Vietnam on 16-17 November to support efforts to fight the illegal wildlife trade.
“HRH will attend the 3rd Int’l IWT conference & meet young Vietnamese people who are positively shaping attitudes for their generation.
“HRH will also see how leaders in traditional medicine are working to eradicate use of IWT products like rhino horn – stay tuned for updates!”
William is passionate about wildlife conservation and last month gave a powerful speech on behalf of the charity Tusk, which he is a patron of.
He said: “We have the chance to say that ivory is a symbol of destruction, not of luxury and not something that anyone needs to buy or sell.
“We have the chance to say that rhino horn does not cure anything and does not need a legal market. Now is the chance to send an unambiguous message to the world that it is no longer acceptable to buy and sell ivory, rhino horn or other illegal wildlife products. Indeed, I would challenge anyone who knows the truth of how these wildlife products are obtained, to justify desiring them.”