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  • 2017.12.27: Prince Harry's 'Insulting' Interview With His Dad Is Raising A Few Eyebrows. [...] Others also raised questions about Prince Charles’ relationship with nature. Prince Charles attends hunts and shoots and even lobbied former Prime Minister Tony Blair to scrap the hunting ban. HuffPost
    • 2017.10.08: How Prince Charles lobbied Tony Blair in a secret hunt letter sent in 2002 claiming class hatred was behind a campaign against an ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘romantic’ sport. (extract of letter is printed) Mail Online, Chris Hastings
    • 2017.12.12: Prince Harry and his pals shot dead 15 wild boars: Prince used rifle lent to him by William for jolly while Meghan was visiting family in the US and Canada. Harry was part of 10-strong group that flew out of UK on Friday in a private jet; they joined group of 60 other huntsmen for two days of blood sports in Germany. Prince William’s wife the Duchess of Cambridge embraced the royal family’s love of hunting, as did her family. Her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, were even photographed deer stalking at the Queen’s Highland estate, Balmoral. Harry was memorably photographed with a one-tonne water buffalo he shot in Argentina in 2004, while on a gap year trip to the country. In 2014 Harry and his brother were criticised for hunting wild boar on a shooting trip to Spain, just a day before William was due to make a major public address to end the illegal wildlife trade. In 1961, on an official visit to India with the Queen, Prince Philip, a former President of the World Wildlife Fund, shot a tiger at Ranthambhore, while a guest of the Maharajah of Jaipur. On that same trip, a keen big game hunter who also shot stag, pheasant and grouse until recently, killed a crocodile and six urials, a type of mountain sheep. The Royal Family have all heavily condemned the poaching of wildlife, particularly in Africa, with William and Harry leading recent efforts to curb the widespread slaughter of elephant and rhino, as well as other endangered animals such as the pangolin, for their horns. But the royal family’s public stance on issues concerning wildlife continues, for many, to be difficult to reconcile with their private love of hunting for sport. Mail Online