Prince Harry Likely To Quit Hunting Because Meghan Dislikes The Sport
Dame Jane Goodall thinks Prince Harry will stop hunting because his wife Meghan Markle doesn't like the sport, claiming that he has been finding it hard to cope with his new life in North America after leaving the United Kingdom.
The 86-year-old English primatologist and anthropologist is a friend of the pair and has been guest at their Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor. During an interview with the Radio Times (via The Guardian) that Harry and his brother Prince William were champions of the natural world, adding that they "hunt and shoot."
She noted that Harry is likely to stop hunting because his wife Meghan doesn't like the sport, meaning, it could be over for him. The conservationist was discussing her latest documentary dubbed The Hope on National Geographic and National Geographic Wild, which also marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
The aforesaid documentary comprises previously released, videos, of her imitating an intimate ape greeting with the former senior member of the royal family. When she was asked if she wanted Harry to remain a supporter and ally, Goodall said she has no idea how his career will map out; however, she's staying in touch with him and thinks he is finding life a little challenging at the moment.
Both Harry, and his brother Will have faced strong criticism in the past for hunting. They both ironically oppose the illegal wildlife trade and even support the campaign to protect endangered species. People have condemned them for participating in Sandringham Boxing Day shoots at the Queen’s Norfolk estates.
Back in 2014, a 10-year-old picture of Harry surfaced online showing him scrooching down over the body of water buffalo after shooting it during a hunting trip on his 2004 gap year in South America. Daily Mail reported the news in Aug. 2015.
The same year, Harry and Will participated in a deer and wild boar hunting trip in Spain. This was just a day before William made a high profile appeal to restrict illegal hunting of wildlife. Talking about younger environmental activists, Goodall said that the youth gives her the most hope.
While Goodall doesn't promote skipping schools and marching, she told Radio Times that the kids should be involved in activities such as clearing rubbish and planting trees. According to her, this indicated that young people are serious about having a voice.
The Duke of Sussex had interviewed Goodall for the special edition of British Vogue, which was guest-edited by his wife, Meghan Markle.