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Prince William and Prince Harry go wild boar hunting in Córdoba
09 February 2014 @ 20:24

PRINCES William and Harry have been spotted taking part in a hunting excursion in the province of Córdoba this weekend, having been invited by the Duke of Westminster to his private farm near the village of La Conquista.

Arriving on separate planes due to Royal protocol, with a group of friends and various police officers employed as escorts, the Princes are staying at the La Garganta estate owned by Duke Gerald Grosvenor, one of the richest men in England and Prince William's godfather.

They reached Andalucía on Thursday and will stay to the other side of the weekend hunting deer and wild boar, but Princess Catherine is not expected to join them as she will be staying at home to care for the future king, baby Prince George, having just returned from a holiday in the Caribbean.

News of the hunting trip has sat uncomfortably with animal activists, given how William Duke of Cambridge and his father, Prince Charles are staunch supporters of animal rights and campaigners against illegal hunting of elephants and rhinocerous for their tusks.

In a video announcement, father and son call for an end to commercial hunting of animals in danger of extinction, such as tigers, and of rhinos and elephants for the illegal ivory trade – the latest in their passionate series of campaigns against the killing of wild animals.

Although the hunting trip on the La Garganta estate is completely legal, critics say this could lead to Prince William being accused of double standards and weaken his image as an animal rights activist.


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