Rock meets Royalty at celebration of Tusk’s Rhino Trail at Kensington Palace Gardens

Prince William and Tusk Rhino Trail
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge talks to artist Nancy Fouts at 'The Tusk Rhino Trail' celebration at Kensington Palace on September 10, 2018 in London, England. Photo: Twitter/KensingtonRoyal

Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally Humphreys were among the guests of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, at a star studded event at Kensington Palace Gardens on Monday to celebrate the Tusk Rhino Trail, a London-wife art installation raising awareness of conservation work to protect this endangered species.

Conservation charity Tusk, of which William is a patron, is hoping the project will draw attention to the critical threat facing rhino populations across Africa due to a global poaching crisis.   

The Duke, who is a patron of Tusk, visited the trail in Kensington Palace gardens tonight where award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler’s Rhino has been installed along with six others which were brought in for the event.

In total, 21 rhinos, specially designed and decorated by internationally renowned artists including the Rolling Stones star, will be on display at iconic London sites until World Rhino Day on 22 September after which they will be auctioned off at Christies on 9 October. The funds raised from the auction will help finance Tusk’s conservation projects which work to protect the rhino and other iconic African species.

Tweeting after the event, Ronnie Wood said it was an “honour to be working with Tusk and to be with them at Kensington Palace.”

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