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After applauding the organization's work over the past year, and acknowledging the myriad challenges it has faced (from Cyclone Idai to the ongoing pandemic), Harry opened up about how becoming a parent to Archie just over a year ago reinforced his desire to conserve the environment.
"Since becoming a father, I feel the pressure is even greater to ensure we can give our children the future they deserve, a future that hasn’t been taken from them, and a future full of possibility and opportunity," he wrote. "I want us all to be able to tell our children that yes, we saw this coming, and with the determination and help from an extraordinary group of committed individuals, we did what was needed to restore these essential ecosystems."
Read Prince Harry's full letter below.
I have always been grateful for what wild places provide. Since my first trip to Africa as a young boy, I knew I would keep returning to this continent if I could, for its wildlife, for its people, and for its vast expanse. That is why I am so fortunate to have found African Parks and to have been asked to join them in 2017 as their President. I am hugely grateful for their clarity of purpose and am more motivated than ever to do all I can to advance the mission of protecting wild places, for wildlife, for people and for generations to come.
We are currently living through an extinction crisis, and now a global pandemic that has shaken us to our core and brought the world to a standstill. On the extinction crisis the science is clear: we have perhaps a decade to course correct before we lock in our fate. On this pandemic, while much is still unknown, some evidence suggests that the virus’ origins may be linked to our exploitation of nature. The gravity of these challenges is coming to light, but we must not be paralysed by them.
There are solutions that are actionable and that work, and the African Parks model is one of them. African Parks pioneered private-public partnerships as a mechanism for delivering resources and management expertise to some of Africa’s most embattled and vulnerable protected areas. These areas are essential for the well-being of local communities and in safeguarding our global climate, but only if they are protected and functioning properly.
From humble beginnings with just one 70,000 hectare park in 2003, African Parks today manages 17 parks in 11 countries, with over 13.3 million hectares under strong, effective and inclusive conservation management – and we are not stopping here. The parks stretch from rainforests to deserts, and in 2017 we began managing the first marine national park – Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique. Last March we found ourselves on the frontline of a devastating weather-related crisis when Cyclone Idai hit the coast. Homes were destroyed, people were displaced, there were cholera outbreaks, and lives were lost. But our Rangers were first in, transporting doctors and medical supplies and delivering food to those in need the most, even before international relief agencies could arrive. It was a stark reminder of how these parks are positioned and the role they play as anchors of stability, providing essential services during our most troubling times, including this global pandemic.
What I see in the African Parks model is exactly what conservation should be about – putting people at the heart of the solution. African Parks is ensuring that the protected areas under our management directly benefit surrounding communities through security, education, jobs, and investments made in local services and enterprises that can stimulate conservation-led economies. Conservation can only be sustained when people living closest to nature are invested in its preservation.
Since becoming a father, I feel the pressure is even greater to ensure we can give our children the future they deserve, a future that hasn’t been taken from them, and a future full of possibility and opportunity. I want us all to be able to tell our children that yes, we saw this coming, and with the determination and help from an extraordinary group of committed individuals, we did what was needed to restore these essential ecosystems.
To all of our African Parks community, stay safe, stay well. Thank you for your continued support.
Archie Harrison, one, is expected to be raised in Montecito, Santa Barbara after Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 35, bought a home and settled there last month. While Montecito is something of a celebrity haunt it is miles away from the royal bubble Archie may have grown-up in had his parents not left the UK.
Meghan and Prince Harry's decision to ditch their roles as senior royals was in part motivated by their wish to give Archie a "more peaceful life."
While the doting parents did not give Archie a royal title following his birth, he is still seventh in line to the throne and will move up the line of succession when his grandfather Prince Charles, 71, becomes king.
Once Prince Charles is king Archie will automatically become a prince and it will be up to him to decide whether or he wants to use his royal title when he reaches 18.
However, even if Archie decides against using his HRH style, there is still a chance he will be subject to a royal law surrounding marriage, one royal expert has claimed.
According to a constitutional expert, the 2013 Succession of the Crown Act which rules that royals who are sixth in line to the throne and above must ask the presiding monarch for permission to marry, is likely to apply to Archie one day.
Expert Iain MacMarthanne explained Archie is likely to be subject to the same royal rule as his cousins - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Mr MacMarthanne told Express.co.uk: "Prior to the Succession of the Crown Act 2013 all descendants of George II, under the terms of the Royal Marriages Act 1772, unless the issue of a princess who had married into a foreign royal family, had to obtain the sovereign’s permission to marry in order to retain their rights in succession.
"The 2013 Act sought to bring multiple pieces of outdated and discriminatory legislation relating to the monarchy up to date."
"Through this Act male primogeniture was abolished, allowing the first born child irrespective of gender to become heir apparent.
"The disqualification from inheriting the throne by marrying a Catholic was removed; and the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 was repealed, resulting in only the first six in line to the throne being required to obtain the sovereign’s permission."
Either Prince Charles or Prince William are likely to be on throne when Archie becomes old enough to marry.
If Meghan and Harry's son does one day wish to tie the not than it's expected he will have to seek royal consent, just as other senior royals.
Meghan Markle is once again getting engaged in a war with the press as she has filed a lawsuit against a photo agency along with her son Archie.
The mother-son duo is suing a photo agency in Canada for taking photos of them while they were walking their dog in Vancouver Island.
The photographs taken in January were by an agency called Splash which has been accused of breaching the toddler’s privacy, as per the Duchess of Sussex who added that this was in violation of the Data Protection Act.
Splash’s solicitors have hit back at her claims, saying she "knew everything that was going on" but "she carried on walking when she knew she was being photographed.”
The case has been forwarded to the High Court in London under the name of Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor as well as Meghan.
The duke and duchess are described in the lawsuit as Archie’s “litigation friends” meaning they have been appointed to make decisions for him in the lawsuit.