Prince Harry has collaborated with African Parks for an important message this Earth Day.
The Duke of Sussex today narrated a new video titled "Hope Stars Here" on conservation, climate change, and improving quality of life in vulnerable communities in Africa. Harry is the President of African Parks, the NGO which shared the video to "find hope this Earth Day."
Prince Harry's Earth Day 2021 video, Prince Philip tribute
Along with the video, which you can watch below, Prince Harry made a statement that in part paid tribute to Prince Philip, who passed away just two weeks ago. He said: "On this Earth Day, I reflect on generations of conservation champions, including my late grandfather, and feel proud and energised to continue doing my part in this legacy."
In the press release with the video, Prince Harry added: "As we now begin to move towards an era of global recovery and regeneration, it's critical that we continue to look at the strengthening and protecting of biodiversity, not just as a value we hold—but as a responsibility that is vital to our way of life."
Following the tribute to his late grandfather, Harry's statement concluded: "This year especially, I join the incredible African Parks team and communities around the world in shared dedication to our environment and collective wellbeing."
Prince Harry honours Prince Philip after his funeral
The Duke of Sussex has been President of African Parks since 2017. Last year, he collaborated with the organization for a special message on conservation, in which he reflected on how fatherhood changed his view of the future.
Prince Harry is now home with his 1-year-old son Archie in California, after he attended the funeral service in the UK for Prince Philip this past weekend. Upon the Duke of Edinburgh's death, Harry and Meghan shared a statement on their website, and Harry wrote a personal tribute to his grandfather, before now remembering his legacy once again on Earth Day.