July 2024

Prince William is going to be spending Easter weekend in Kenya this year. Though it has not officially been confirmed by his representatives, the Prince is reportedly going to be attending the wedding of his ex-girlfriend Jessica “Jecca” Craig. His wife and children will be staying at home.

A private trip

Kensington Palace confirmed that William is taking a “private trip” to the East African country. It is believed that the Prince paid for his own flights, so taxpayer money is not being spent on his private vacation. He did take at least three government funded Scotland Yard police protection officers. Craig, a Kenyan socialite, is marrying the director of conservation at the Zoological Society of London; Jonathan Baillie. Craig and the Prince dated while they were teenagers and the two families have remained close. Jecca’s father, Ian Craig, has been a good role model for William. The two men are interested in wildlife and conservation.

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Reliving old memories

Craig is getting married at The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that figures on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Green List of successful protected areas. It is run by the bride’s father. It is also where William proposed to his wife, Kate Middleton, in 2010. The British High Commission released an official media statement:

“The Duke spoke of his deep personal affection for Kenya, the scene of his engagement to the Duchess of Cambridge, the then Kate Middleton. The two (Prince William and President Kenyatta) discussed the deep ties between the UK and Kenya across a broad range of topics… the Duke paid tribute to Kenya’s role in combating terrorism in Somalia – and conservation.”

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He will also be working

The Prince is not just going to Kenya for the wedding. The royal family is very invested in conservation and anti-poaching efforts throughout Africa. Prince Harry condemned poaching during a visit to South Africa last year. William is the Royal Patron of Tusk Trust, an organisation committed to funding conservation, community development and environmental education programs across the continent. During his stay in Kenya, he will be checking in on the organization. William also scheduled a meeting with President Kenyatta. After the meeting, Kenyatta released a statement detailing what they discussed.  “

I have this morning met Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who is in the country to see first-hand some of the longstanding conservation and anti-poaching initiatives being supported by Tusk Trust. Our deliberations revolved around conservation, security and defence,” he shared on his Facebook page.  

William then visited Lewa Conservancy to work with the rangers. A palace spokesman said that: “

“The remainder of this short visit to the country will be private.”

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SEE ALSO: Prince Harry Angrily Condemns Rhino Poaching In South Africa.