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Prince Harry Gets Rugged on 'Town & Country' Cover

Prince Harry Gets Rugged on 'Town & Country' Cover

Prince Harry looks so rugged on the cover of Town & Country magazine’s February 2017 issue.

Here’s what the 32-year-old royal had to share with the mag, which focused on his work with African Parks for their 500 Elephants relocation project:

On his relationship with Africa: “I first came in 1997, straight after my mum died. My dad told my brother and me to pack our bagsā€”we were going to Africa to get away from it all. My brother and I were brought up outdoors. We appreciate nature and everything about it. But it became more… This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world. I wish I could spend more time in Africa. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here. To not get recognized, to lose myself in the bush with what I would call the most down-to-earth people on the planet, people [dedicated to conservation] with no ulterior motives, no agendas, who would sacrifice everything for the betterment of nature… I talk to them about their jobs, about what they do. And I learn so much.”

On the working together to protect wildlife: “Everyone has a different opinion; every country has a different way of doing things. But I do believe that we need a regulatory body so that everyone who owns or manages wildlife is subject to inspection and rated on how well they look after the animals and how the communities benefit. I know I’m going to get criticized for this, but we have to come together. You know what Stevie Wonder said: ‘You need teamwork to make the dream work.’ I use that a lot.”

On the importance of protecting the wilderness and conservation parks: “These are very special places, but they are islands with a sea of people around them. I do worry. I think everyone should worry. We need to look after them, because otherwise our children will not have a chance to see what we have seen. This is God’s test: If we can’t save some animals in a wilderness area, what else can’t we do?”

For more from Prince Harry, visit TownandCountryMag.com.

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Credit: Alexei Hay/Town & Country
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