Brothers Prince William and Prince Harry joined forces on Monday to compete in a cricket match in aid of United for Wildlife.
Both William and Harry helped lead their United for Wildlife side to a victory against a Royal Household team in a 20 over game. Although some may say that the Royals had an unfair advantage, with former England stars Devon Malcolm and Paul Nixon plus Pakistan Test hero Azhar Mahmood on their team, they won nonetheless.
Among the wicket takers for the Royals team was Prince Harry himself and by all accounts he did a sterling job. The United for Wildlife charity aims to increase awareness of crimes against animals and is also supported by The Prince of Wales.
Also joining the Princes at the Royal Household Cricket Club in Home Park, Windsor was world-famous ex England batsman Kevin Pieterson and although it is speculated that the Duke of Edinburgh is the Royal Family’s biggest cricket fan, his Grandson’s both showed their worth throughout the game.
The private event was put on as part of United for Wildlife’s campaign to use sport to raise awareness about the illegal trade in animal parts. The charity is encouraging #WhoseSideAreYouOn initiative to grow on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
United for Wildlife is a collaboration between seven conservation organisations, including WWF and ZSL, and the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
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I know people aren’t going to like this but the royals supporting and being patrons of conservations,wildlife and animal charities is hypocrital,especially when they hunt and kill creatures for “Sport”.
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