Prince Harry Supports and Shares a Dance with Icon Jane Goodall
Prince Harry just met with the legendary Jane Goodall for her annual Roots & Shoots Global Leadership Gathering and shared an impromptu dance with the 85-year-old iconic British anthropologist, ethologist, and philanthropist.
@JaneGoodallInst (Jane Goodall Institute and Jane Goodall’s official Instagram) is one of the few accounts being featured by @SussexRoyal (Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Instagram account) this month.
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A couple of captured moments between The Duke of Sussex and Dr. Jane Goodall at today’s event. The pair share an impromptu dance and ‘Chimpanzee Greeting’ which Jane taught The Duke when they first met. Today’s event was full of education, inspiration and fun. Because working hard and playing hard are not mutually exclusive… 🐒 For more information on today’s special event on Roots & Shoots, please see previous post.
The Sussex Royal Instagram account praised Jane Goodall’s organization, “Today @RootsAndShoots has over 150,000 groups in over 50 countries – the collective power of these young people is limitless.”
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Today, The Duke of Sussex met with young people doing ground-breaking work in their communities as part of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Global Leadership gathering. Started in 1991 by world renowned ethologist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, with just 12 high school students in Tanzania, Roots & Shoots brings together young people from around the world who are leading projects in their communities to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. Today @RootsAndShoots has over 150,000 groups in over 50 countries – the collective power of these young people is limitless. His Royal Highness believes that people are at the heart of conservation and sustainability and that in order to succeed we need an inclusive, community-centred approach. In his roles as President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke has met young people from around the world who are leading the way with creative sustainability solutions and campaigns – it is thanks to the creativity of young people’s minds, that we can turn the tide and preserve our planet for future generations. After listening to presentations on endangered species, reducing plastic waste and embracing the wild, The Duke had the chance to thank all the young people taking part for their efforts and the difference they are making every single day. As a continuation of our monthly social awareness approach, for July we turned our attention to following accounts featuring the environment. @JaneGoodallInst, founder of Roots & Shoots, is one of those selected profiles, having dedicated her life’s work to bettering our environment and world. To learn more, visit @RootsAndShoots. Photo©️ PA images
Prince Harry is the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador and President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which means that he dedicates much of his time to promoting awareness of and supporting organizations that are focused on ecological preservation projects.
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Organization is a youth program and its mission statement is “to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.” One of the wonderful things Roots & Shoots is doing is providing a $200 “mini-grant” to young people who are supporting or want to start a community action project. You can learn more about Roots & Shoots and the mini-grant, including how to apply, here.