The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a previously unseen photo on Instagram overnight

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a previously unseen photo on Instagram overnight

A memory from 2017

Text: Maddison Glendinning

Image: Instagram/SussexRoyal

Just days after joining Instagram, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a previously unseen photo from a 2017 trip...

It's been just two days since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined Instagram under a new handle, @SussexRoyal. Less than six hours after that, the pair had broken a Guinness World Record for the fastest time in which to amass one million followers. 

Now, the pair is putting their new account to work highlighting "the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues" by sharing a previously unseen photo from their joint trip to Bostwana in 2017. 

The image (which is fourth in the below slideshow) shows the pair putting a satellite collar on a bull elephant to help protect it from poachers as part of the Elephants Without Borders program by Dr. Mike Chase. The photo (which was part of a gallery) was accompanied by a caption explaining the importance of tracking. "Approximately 100 elephants are poached/killed every day for their ivory tasks. Using satellite technology allows conservationists to track their critical migratory patterns and to protect them and the local communities from human wildlife conflict." 




The caption went on to explain that the elephant pictured "was sedated for just 10 minutes before he was up and back with his herd. Tracking his movements has allowed conservationists to better protect him and other elephants and ensure heightened protection for these beautiful creatures moving forward." You can see the elephant get up in a video at the end of the slideshow, too. 

The African country of Botswana is special to the Duke and Duchess, who travelled there together just a few weeks after they had met. So the fact they wore matching caps for the expedition is even cuter when you consider they were just a few weeks into their courtship. Plus, Meghan's engagement ring features a diamond from the country. 

We knew we were going to love this account. 

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