Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope will premiere on CNN Sunday, September 15 at 10 pm ET. The documentary chronicles Prince William’s passion for conservation in Africa, and how as a new father, he find himself more committed than ever to saving Africa’s endangered species.
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 all in.”
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 organization that funds development programs in Africa – will present the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa.
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