MUMBAI: The documentary chronicles Prince William's passion
for conservation in Africa, and how as a new father, he finds
himself more committed than ever to saving Africa's endangered
species. The documentary will telecast on CNN International
on Saturday, 21 September at 1:30 pm and Sunday 22 September
at 3:30 pm.
In the film, Prince William recalls how his love for Africa
was born, remembering his late mother Princess Diana when
she returned from her trips: "She would come back with
all these stories and full of excitement and just passion
for what she had been doing and I sort of used to sit there,
quite a sort of surprised little boy at the time, taking it
In the hour long special, Prince William shares with CNN's
Max Foster the evolution of his passion for conservation.
From childhood tales told to him by his parents, to memories
of visiting Africa for the first time, to his proposal to
the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William recounts the pivotal
role the continent and its endangered species have played
in his life. As a new father, what he once "believed,"
he says he now "feels" on a much deeper level, and
hopes that Prince George can experience the same Africa that
he and his brother did as boys.
Prince William's Passion: New Father, New Hope will also
feature exclusive footage of the Royal couple's first public
appearance together since the birth of their son at the Tusk
Conservation Awards. The Duke of Cambridge, as the Royal Patron
of Tusk Trust - a dynamic organisation that funds development
programs in Africa - will present the Prince William Award
for Conservation in Africa.