Revealed: Prince George, 8, organised a cake sale during lockdown to raise money for Tusk, the endangered wildlife charity supported by Prince William
- Prince George had a cake sale during lockdown to raise money for Tusk
- The third-in-line to the throne organised the sale for endangered animals
- The eight year old’s dad Prince William is the patron of the conservation charity
- Chief Executive Officer Charlie Mayhew revealed the sweet gesture on GB News
Prince George organised a cake sale during lockdown to raise money for endangered animals in Africa.
The third-in-line to the throne, who turns nine next month, organised the sale to raise funds for the charity Tusk, according to the Chief Executive Officer of Tusk, Charlie Mayhew.
Prince William is the patron of the conservation charity and has traveled to Africa to visit projects it supports in the past.
Revealing Prince George’s sweet gesture, Charlie told GB News: ‘Prince George very sweetly did a little cake sale to raise money for Tusk during lockdown and wrote a very sweet card about it, clearly demonstrating his concern for Africa’s wildlife.’
Prince George organised a cake sale during lockdown to raise money for endangered animals in Africa (pictured with his sister Princess Charlotte)
For 30 years, Tusk has supported under-resourced local organisations to help them protect animals and their habitats.
Before the charity existed, up to 100,000 elephants a year were killed by poachers in the illegal ivory trade.
In 2020, George shared his passion for animals with Sir David Attenborough alongside his siblings, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.
The veteran broadcaster gave George a fossilised giant shark’s tooth when they met at Kensington Palace and the young royal asked him which animal he thinks would become extinct next.
The third-in-line to the throne, who turns nine next month, organised the sale to raise funds for the charity Tusk
Sir David told him: ‘Well let’s hope there won’t be any, because there are a lot of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction. We can protect them.’
George is the fourth generation of the Royal Family to champion environmental causes.
His dad William, who turns 40 today, frequently sends WhatsApp messages to Tusk’s CEO ‘to discuss an issue that has occurred to him’, according to reports.
Mr Mayhew said the Duke’s Patronage has led to more money for the charity and more publicity to promote the wider conservation movement.
Prince William is the patron of the conservation charity and has traveled abroad to visit projects it supports in the past (pictured in 2019)
William with the Chief Executive Officer of Tusk, Charlie Mayhew while filming television programme, Prince William’s Africa in 2010
He said William uses ‘his patronage of Tusk as a means to get some very powerful messages across’.
In 1970 William’s dad, Prince Charles, gave his first major speech on the environment and believes that ‘economic and social development will best succeed when it works in harmony, rather than in conflict, with Nature’.
Charles will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda this week and is expected to spend a day focusing on Climate, Health, and the Private Sector.
The Prince will meet business owners from across the Commonwealth and discuss his Sustainable Markets Initiative, which aims to boost economies by harnessing the power of nature combined with the innovation and resources of private companies.
Charles’ late father, Prince Philip, had a lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation and became President of the World Wildlife Fund’s UK Branch in 1961.
Tusk’s CEO hopes William will take his children, George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis to Africa one day, so they can experience first-hand the work being done to protect wildlife for future generations.
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